Story follows a woman who is laid off from her job (McCarthy), discovers her husband is having an affair, and decides to go on a road trip with her foul-mouthed, diabetic grandmother. Shirley MacLaine was previously attached to play the grandmother, but that fell through and now Sarandon will fill that role. Bates will play the grandmother’s lesbian friend who saves the duo from some bad spots.
Producing will be McCarthy, Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Falcone.
Sarandon was last seen in the criminally panned “Cloud Atlas” and will next be in “The Big Wedding”. Bates was last in “Harry’s Law” and will next star in season 3 of “American Horror Story”.
They are both repped by ICM.