Director News: McCarthy, Pink, Becker

Melissa McCarthy and husband Ben Falcone have been hired to direct the comedy “Tammy” for New Line. The pair also penned the script.

McCarthy plays a woman who, after losing her job and learning that her husband has been unfaithful, hits the road with her profane, hard-drinking grandmother. [Source: Variety]

Shore Leave
DreamWorks has acquired the male-driven action comedy script “Shore Leave” from Steve Pink and Jeff Morris. Steve Pink (“Hot Tub Time Machine,” “Accepted”) will direct.

The story is being kept under wraps, but the studio apparently sees franchise potential in the property. [Source: Deadline]

Sex On The First Date
Walt Becker (“Wild Hogs”) has signed on to helm the rom-com “Sex On The First Date” at Gold Circle Films. Paul Brooks is producing.

Emma Jensen and Sall Grover penned the script which investigates the idea that having sex on the first date ruins any chance of a relationship really lasting. [Source: Deadline]