In Hollywood, when you string together a lot of hits (and/or projects that offer a solid ROI), you obviously get a lot of perks that go along with the money. You can be a lot more picky about your roles, people fall all over themselves to get on your good side, and (apparently) your husband becomes a writer/director, if that’s something that interests you.
Which isn’t to say that the duo might not put out a few decent flicks, but Tammy wasn’t just awful, McCarthy and Falcone apparently still think it’s a win. That means the future isn’t at all clear.
The latest effort, The Boss, looks about as funny as Tammy and/or Spy, so if those were your favorite films of the last 18 months, you are in for a serious treat. If not, you might not want to head in to this one with high expectations.
The film has released some new images, and they are pretty revealing when it comes to the brand of comedy we’re going to get here, but they aren’t very surprising post-trailer.
Take a look, and watch for this one April 8th.
The Boss Trailer
Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Bell, Kathy Bates, Tyler Labine and Peter Dinklage
Directed by: Ben Falcone
Written by: Melissa McCarthy & Ben Falcone & Steve Mallory
Academy Award®-nominated star Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids, The Heat, Tammy, Spy) headlines The Boss as a titan of industry who is sent to prison after she’s caught for insider trading. When she emerges ready to rebrand herself as America’s latest sweetheart, not everyone she screwed over is so quick to forgive and forget.
McCarthy is joined in The Boss by an all-star cast led by Kristen Bell, Peter Dinklage and Kathy Bates. Directed by Ben Falcone (Tammy), the comedy is based on an original character created by McCarthy and written by McCarthy and Falcone alongside their Groundlings collaborator, Steve Mallory. The film is produced by McCarthy and Falcone through their On the Day productions and Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Chris Henchy through their Gary Sanchez Productions. http://www.thebossfilm.com