Kristen Bell (“Veronica Mars”) is set to join Melissa McCarthy and Peter Dinklage in the comedy “Michelle Darnell” at Universal Pictures. Ben Falcone, McCarthy and Steve Mallory are penning the script with Falcone directing.
McCarthy plays 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.
Bell will play a single mother and Darnell’s former assistant. Falcone and McCarthy are also producing alongside Will Ferrell and Adam McKay. An April 8th 2016 release is being targeted.