Melissa McCarthy’s upcoming New Line college comedy LIFE OF THE PARTY is becoming a Bridesmaids reunion with Maya Rudolph joining the cast to play the neurotic best friend of McCarthy’s lead character.
McCarthy co-wrote the script with her husband, Ben Falcone, who is set to direct. The movie also stars Gillian Jacobs and Animal Kingdom star Molly Gordon as McCarthy’s daughter. Plot details are being kept under wraps but the movie is cut from the same cloth as the Rodney Dangerfield classic Back to School.
McCarthy and Falcone are also producing under their On the Day production banner alongside Chris Henchy. Filming will begin this month in Atlanta.
Rudolph recently appeared in the Andy Samberg mockumentary Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping as well as the comedy Sisters. She recently lent her voice to the animated Angry Birds Movie and the upcoming The Nut Job 2. Her variety show Maya & Marty with Martin Short premiered earlier this year on NBC.
Dino-Ray Ramos | Staff Writer