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Melissa McCarthy to star alongside a puppet in The Happytime Murders

05.02.2017

Melissa McCarthy The Happytime Murders

If you've been craving a comedy in which Melissa McCarthy investigates a series of brutal murders alongside a puppet, then today is certainly your lucky day. STX Entertainment have announced that McCarthy is set to star in THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS, a dark comedy set in the underbelly of Los Angeles where humans and puppets coexist.

THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS will follow two clashing detectives, one human and one puppet, who are forced to work together in order to try and solve the mystery of who is brutally murdering the former cast of "The Happytime Gang," a beloved classic puppet show. "When a really good script combines puppet strippers, Los Angeles’ underbelly and comedy, it’s like my fever dream has finally come true," said Melissa McCarthy in STX's press-release. THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS is set to begin production this August and will directed by Brian Henson (THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL).

In a press-release, CEO of STXfilms Adam Fogelson stated:

Melissa McCarthy is the reigning queen of comedy and we believe she will make The Happytime Murders the kind of hysterical, edgy, viral event that audiences today crave. This is the kind of script and material that was made for Melissa’s smart and boundary-pushing sensibilities. Having worked with her years ago on Bridesmaids and Identity Thief, I could not be more delighted or excited to be working with her again.

Brian Henson added that "Melissa and Ben's brand of humor is infectiously unique. I am thrilled to be partnering with them and STXfilms on The Happytime Murders." I'm aware that not everyone is down with Melissa McCarthy's particular brand of comedy, but THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS sounds like it could be a lot of fun. If not, well then I can also watch WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT again.

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