Wife-and-husband comedic duo
Universal has scheduled "Michelle Darnell," which will star McCarthy and be directed by Falcone, for release April 8, 2016, the studio announced Monday.
McCarthy is to play an erstwhile "titan of industry" who's sent to prison after being busted for insider trading. Upon emerging and attempting to get back in America's good graces, she learns that the people she swindled aren't so eager to forgive, or to forget.
McCarthy and Falcone wrote the screenplay with their Groundlings collaborator Steve Mallory, and the couple will produce with Will Ferrell and
Moviegoers may also recall that McCarthy and Falcone shared a memorable airline scene in McCarthy's breakout film, "Bridesmaids." (She's reuniting with that film's director, Paul Feig, on "Spy," due in May.)
While slating "Michelle Darnell," Universal also unhitched its "Clifford the Big Red Dog" movie from that same date. It is to be redated at a later time.