Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Kristen Bell Assists "Michelle Darnell"
Kristen Bell ("Veronica Mars") is set to join the comedy "Michelle Darnell" says Variety.
The story follows a titan of industry (Melissa McCarthy) who is sent to prison after she’s caught for insider trading. When she gets out she is ready to re-brand herself as America’s latest sweetheart, not everyone she screwed over is so quick to forgive and forget.
Bell will play a single mother and Darnell’s former assistant.
Peter Dinklage is set to play the main antagonist of the film. The role itself is gender neutral it would seem with Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm and Oprah Winfrey all under consideration for the part. Kathy Bates will play the tough, wealthy and eccentric mentor of McCarthy's character
McCarthy's husband Ben Falcone ("Tammy") is directing from a script the pair co-wrote with Steve Mallory.
Falcone, McCarthy, Chris Henchy, Will Ferrell and Adam McKay are producing.
Production begins in March. An April 8th 2016 release is being targeted.