Melissa McCarthy has taken on a variety of guises in her career as one of the worlds most famous and liked comediens. Now McCarthy takes on a new role in ”The Boss” and the latest trailer shows she has taken on yet another guise, and one that makes her almost unrecognisable.
”The Boss” features McCarthy as Michelle Darnell, the richest woman in America. When Michelle is arrested for insider trading she is forced to rethink her life and go and live with one of her employees. Whilst there, Michelle comes up with a plan to build a Brownie empire and make back her fortune. As you can guess from a film featuring McCarthy, adult comedy ensues.
Whilst the trailer shows McCarthy in a guise that is unfamiliar, the comedy certainly is not. McCarthy comes back with her usual in your face, unapologetic style that feels like a familiar jumper. Its comfortable and welcome. This is by no means a bad thing, this formula has worked in a variety of films including Spy, Tammy and Identity Thief. If it ain’t broke…
”The Boss” has been directed, co produced and co-written by McCarthy and her husband Ben Falcone (the air marshal in ”Bridesmaids”). Falcone also wrote ”Tammy” alongside McCarthy and they are both currently working on another project entitled ”Just Do It”. Alongside McCarthy stars Kristen Bell (”Frozen”, ”Veronica Mars”), Peter Dinkladge (”Game of Thrones”), Kristen Schaal (”30 Rock”, ”Toy Story 3”) and Kathy Bates (”Misery”).
McCarthy and Falcone are joined in the production team by Will Ferrell (”Anchorman”, ”Elf”) and Adam McKay (”Tammy”, ”Anchorman”). McCarthy came to the attention of comedy lovers for her role in the successful comedy ”Bridesmaids”, having previous starred in ”Gilmore Girls”, ”Charlie’s Angels”, ”Go” and the TV series ”Samantha Who” alongside Christina Applegate.
”The Boss is set to be released in June 2016. Check out the new trailer below.