Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone team for Super Intelligence tech comedy

Hollywood filmmaking couple, Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone, have offered their fans an update on the comedy project the duo set up last year courtesy of their On the Day studio. Entitled SUPER INTELLIGENCE, the the forthcoming action comedy will star Melissa McCarthy as Carol Peters, a former corporate executive whose earnest yet unfulfilled life is turned upside down when she is selected for observation by the world’s first super-intelligence – an artificial intelligence that may or may not take over the world.

For those of you keeping score at home, SUPER INTELLIGENCE marks the fourth actor/director pairing between the husband and wife duo, who in the past have joined forces on such comedies as TAMMY, THE BOSS, and LIFE OF THE PARTY. As it happens, McCarthy will have to wait until she's finished starring in New Line's THE KITCHEN, to begin work on the Intelligence project. The aforementioned  gig relates to a theatrical adaptation of the crime-related comic book series written by Ollie Masters with art by Ming Doyle. In THE KITCHEN, Irish gangs of Hell’s Kitchen rule the neighborhood, bringing terror to the streets and doing the dirty work for the Italian Mafia—but after the leaders are locked up in prison, it’s up to their wives to keep running the rackets. And once they get a taste of the fast life and easy money, it won’t be easy to stop.

McCarthy will play a doting mother in THE KITCHEN, who leads the women's initiative to take over the family business. Additionally, Tiffany Haddish will enter the story as a hard woman who's willing to kill anyone who stands in the way of her interests.

For the time being, you can catch Melissa McCarthy on the TV Land series NOBODIES, and again in director Brian Henson's THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS, which is set for release on August 17th.



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