'Bridesmaids' Star Melissa McCarthy is Joining Apatow's New Comedy

July 7, 2011
Source: THR

Melissa McCarthy

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.

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As long as Judd keeps working his wife will always have employment as an actress.

Derby on Jul 7, 2011


And their kids as well, it's a family affair!

Anonymous on Jul 8, 2011


She was funny in Bridesmaids, one of the better actresses in that work of cinema gold actually.

Crapola on Jul 8, 2011


After everyone gets over their fear of being called 'sexist' or 'intolerant' they should admit that she was the only...the ONLY funny thing about that trainwreck Bridesmaids.

Tyler Morgan on Jul 8, 2011


From what I've seen in the trailers (Bridesmaids hasn't come out yet over here) I hate the kind of humour she does, with the farts and whatnot, but I may be wrong.

Anonymous on Jul 8, 2011


worth a chance my friend.  She's a scene stealer....  all i will say.

Anonymous on Jul 8, 2011

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