Melissa McCarthy to Produce Buddy Comedy ‘Super-Intelligence’ for New Line


LOS ANGELES – Melissa McCarthy has signed on to produce, but not star in New Line’s “Super-Intelligence” from writer/producer Steve Mallory (“The Boss”).

The movie, to be directed by Ben Falcone, is said to be a buddy comedy in keeping with McCarthy’s past films like “The Heat” and “Spy,” with a backdrop of artificial intelligence. The film marks the second time McCarthy works with Mallory and Falcone after collaborating on “The Boss,” which grossed $78.8 million last year.

The joins the New Line comedy “Life of the Party” on the slate, which also stars McCarthy and is directed by Falcone. That film is set for release on May 11, 2018. McCarthy will next be appearing on Fox Searchlight’s “Can You Ever Forgive Me,” from writer/producer Nicole Holofcenter who will also produce.

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