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Mark Duplass & Susan Sarandon Join Melissa McCarthy's 'Tammy'

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March 21, 2013
Source: THR

Susan Sarandon / Mark Duplass

Though The Help filmmaker Tate Taylor was once attached to helm the road trip comedy Tammy starring Melissa McCarthy, in a film that she co-wrote with her husband and Bridesmaids co-star Ben Falcone, who has stepped up to direct the film himself now. The story follows an overweight woman (McCarthy) who is laid off from her job at Hardeeā€™s, discovers her husband is having an affair, and goes on a road trip with her alcoholic, foul-mouthed, diabetic grandmother. Now THR reports Susan Sarandon has landed the role of the difficult grandmother, but she's not the only new cast member signing on for the comedy. More below!

The same report also names Kathy Bates as the lesbian friend of Tammy's grandmother who helps the traveling duo when they get in a pickle on the road. In addition, Deadline has word that Mark Duplass has joined the project as a man that McCarthy meets on the trip, spawning a strange relationship. This is an interesting assembly of talent, though I'm a bit disappointed that Shirley MacLaine didn't land the grandmother part after negotiations didn't result in a finalized deal. Will Ferrell and Adam McKay are producing, and this could be the beginning of a lucrative husband and wife collaboration behind the camera.

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Reader Feedback - 3 Comments

1

Ethan, your first sentence needs drastic grammatical changes! Just looking out.

Krevlornswath on Mar 21, 2013

2

Agreed, I had to read it like 3 times.

Matt Peloquin on Mar 21, 2013

3

MacLaine is stuck in another life and wasn't available.

Dan B on Jun 14, 2013

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