Maya Rudolph is set to join the Melissa McCarthy-led college comedy “Life of the Party” at New Line.
Details of the plot are being kept under wraps but the plot is said to be similar to Rodney Dangerfield’s comedy classic “Back to School”. Rudolph will portray the neurotic best friend of McCarthy’s lead character, while Molly Gordon (“Animal Kingdom”) is also onboard as McCarthy’s daughter.
McCarthy’s husband Ben Falcone will direct the project and the pair are both producing and penning the script, while Chris Henchy is also onboard as producer. Filming is set to begin later this month in Atlanta ahead of a May 11th 2018 release.