Dan Aykroyd & Allison Janney Joining Melissa McCarthy in 'Tammy'
by Ethan Anderton
April 5, 2013
After wrangling Susan Sarandon and Mark Duplass for the comedy Tammy, some more great talent will be joining Melissa McCarthy in the film she wrote and will co-direct with husband Ben Falcone. After last appearing in The Campaign with Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis, "Saturday Night Live" veteran Dan Aykroyd is taking a rare big screen role in the film, and he'll be joined by Allison Janney (who will steal scenes this summer in The Way, Way Back). For those just joining us, the film follows a woman who loses her job and finds out that her husband has been cheating on her, so she decides to hit the road for a break.
However, the only way she can escape is by taking her grandmother's car, and when the foul-mouthed, drunken granny demands to come along, all bets are off. Susan Sarandon is playing the grandmother while Duplass plays a man that McCarthy meets on the trip, spawning a strange relationship. Variety says Aykroyd is playing Duplass' father while Janney will play McCarthy's mother. There might be more characters yet to be cast, especially since this is a road trip comedy and there's plenty of opportunities to introduce some strange folks, but this is already shaping up to be an interesting little comedy.
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