Melissa McCarthy’s new comedy film Life of the Party has just released the official trailer along with a new poster. The comedy was co-written by McCarthy and her husband, Ben Falcone, with Falcone also directing. Falcone also directed McCarthy in 2014’s Tammy and 2016’s The Boss.
The cast of the 2018 comedy includes Gillian Jacobs (Don’t Think Twice, Community), Maya Rudolph (Bridesmaids, Sisters), Julie Bowen (Modern Family, Jumping the Broom), Matt Walsh (Veep, Ghostbusters), and Molly Gordon (Love the Coopers, Animal Kingdom). Stephen Root (Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates), Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook, Animal Kingdom), Jessie Ennis (Better Call Saul), Adria Arjona (True Detective, Emerald City), Debby Ryan (Jessie), and Jimmy O. Yang (Silicon Valley) are also featured in the ensemble.
McCarthy and Falcone’s production company, On the Day, produced the New Line Cinema film. Chris Henchy also produced, with Toby Emmerich, Richard Brener, Michael Disco, and David Siegel executive producing.
Falcone and McCarthy reunited with The Boss‘ director of photography Julio Macat and production designer Rusty Smith for Life of the Party. The behind the scenes team also includes editor Brian Olds (Central Intelligence) and costume designer Louise Mingenbach (the The Hangover films). Fil Eisler (How to Be Single, Empire) was in charge of the film’s music.
New Line Cinema will release the PG-13 Life of the Party in theaters on May 11, 2018.
The Plot: When her husband suddenly dumps her, longtime dedicated housewife Deanna (McCarthy) turns regret into re-set by going back to college…landing in the same class and school as her daughter, who’s not entirely sold on the idea. Plunging headlong into the campus experience, the increasingly outspoken Deanna—now Dee Rock—embraces freedom, fun and frat boys on her own terms, finding her true self in a senior year no one ever expected.