Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone are due to team up yet again for New Line’s action comedy project Super Intelligence.
The outing will be the married filmmaking duo’s fourth collaboration together; McCarthy is set to star and Falcone takes up the directors chair. The pair have worked on comedies Tammy (2014), The Boss (2016) and the upcoming Life of the Party.
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McCarthy will play Carol Peters, a former corporate executive whose earnest yet unfulfilled life is turned upside down when she is selected for observation by the world’s first super-intelligence — an artificial intelligence that may or may not take over the world.
The pair also reunite with The Boss scribe, Steve Mallory, who has also penned the script for Super Intelligence.
McCarthy will next be on screen in May in comedy Life of the Party, the story focuses dedicated housewife Deanna (McCarthy) when her husband suddenly dumps her, and she decides to go back to college…landing in the same class and school as her daughter, who’s not entirely sold on the idea. Plunging headlong into the campus experience, the increasingly outspoken Deanna—now Dee Rock—embraces freedom, fun and frat boys on her own terms, finding her true self in a senior year no one ever expected.
McCarthy is also due to star opposite Tiffany Haddish and Elisabeth Moss in the crime drama, The Kitchen, which breaks from the norm of her comedy roles. The film is an adaptation of the female-fronted DC/Vertigo comic book series. McCarthy also stars in the true story of celebrity biographer-turned-forger Lee Israel in Can You Ever Forgive Me later in 2018.