Melissa McCarthy is hitting the road next 4th of July.
The “Heat” star’s road-trip comedy “Tammy” has been slated for release on July 2, 2014, putting it in direct competition with both the Cameron Diaz-Jason Segel laffer “Sex Tape” and, to a lesser extent, Disney’s “Maleficent” starring Angelina Jolie. In other words, it’s shaping up to be a crowded holiday weekend.
Set to begin shooting in May, “Tammy” stars McCarthy as a woman who embarks on a road trip with her hard-drinking, foul-mouthed grandmother after losing her job at a fast-food restaurant and discovering her husband is cheating on her all in the same day. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Susan Sarandon is in “final talks” play the grandmother, taking over the role from Shirley MacLaine. In addition, Kathy Bates will star as the grandmother’s lesbian best friend.
McCarthy co-wrote the script with husband Ben Falcone, who is on board to direct the film for Warner Bros./New Line.
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