Peter Dinklage is set to join Melissa McCarthy in the comedy “Michelle Darnell” at Universal Pictures. McCarthy’s husband Ben Falcone (“Tammy”) is directing from a script the pair penned with Steve Mallory.
The story follows a titan of industry who is sent to prison after she’s caught for insider trading. When she emerges ready to rebrand herself as America’s latest sweetheart, not everyone she screwed over is so quick to forgive and forget.
Dinklage is tipped to play the main antagonist of the film. The role itself is fairly nebulous it would seem as the likes of Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm and Oprah Winfrey were all under consideration for the part.
Falcone, McCarthy, Chris Henchy, Will Ferrell and Adam McKay are producing. The film is targeting an April 2016 release.