Melissa McCarthy, superstar of both the big and small screens, has lined up her next high concept project and production is set to begin very soon. Michelle Darnell will feature the reigning queen of comedy in her most outrageous role yet and it could also feature you. Auditions for this sure to be hit film are being held shortly and actors interested in taking a shot at being a part of the all out laughfest can apply for open spots today.
Michelle Darnell will follow a Martha Stewart-esque business tycoon who is sent to prison after being convicted of insider trading. After her release she sets out to relaunch her once proud brand but she finds out that not everyone is eager to see her reclaim her glory. This hilarious project will star Academy Award winner McCarthy (Gilmore Girls, The Hangover Part III, The Heat) in the title role and will be backed up by a truly remarkable ensemble cast that includes Oscar winner Kathy Bates (Misery, American Horror Story, Fried Green Tomatoes), Kristen Bell (Frozen, House of Lies,
Gossip Girl), Kristen Schaal (The Last Man on Earth, Flight of the Conchords, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2), Tyler Labine (Monsters University, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Reaper) and Golden Globe winner Peter Dinklage (Elf, Game of Thrones, The Station Agent). The film features a screenplay written by McCarthy and her husband and collaborator Ben Falcone (who will make this his directorial follow-up to Tammy) and Steve Mallory (The Joe Schmo Show).
Auditions for the next side-splitting Melissa McCarthy comedy movie, Michelle Darnell, are being held now and actors of all ages can throw their hats in the ring for a number of open roles. Submissions can be entered by email to MDfilmExtras@gmail.com. Make sure to stay tuned to this post because casting call announcements will be updated here as they are released. Leave a message in the space below and tell us your thoughts on this new project and why you would like to be considered for available roles in Michelle Darnell starring Melissa McCarthy and an all-star supporting cast.