'Bridesmaids' Star Melissa McCarthy is Joining Apatow's New Comedy
We've already heard that the scene stealing star of Bridesmaids might share the screen with Jon Hamm (who also starred in the wedding comedy) in another project from director Paul Feig. However, the film's producer Judd Apatow is also ready to collaborate with Melissa McCarthy again as THR reports the hilarious actress will star in the next comedy from Judd Apatow, a spin-off of Knocked Up with Paul Rudd and the director's wife Leslie Mann reprising their roles as a married couple. McCarthy will play a mother who has a son attending the same school Rudd and Mann's children (Apatow's real-life kids) attend.
In addition, Super 8 child actor Ryan Lee, who played the fire obsessed, brace-faced character Cary, will play McCarthy's son in the untitled film. These are two solid additions to the cast, as both easily stole scenes in their respective performances and films. The cast was already petty great with Rudd and Mann reprising their characters and Albert Brooks and Megan Fox having roles too. The story of the comedy is being kept under wraps, but since we're dealing with Apatow, I'm sure he'll bring something fresh to the table as usual. More casting is surely on the way, so stay tuned as more information becomes available.