Beth McCarthy-Miller to Direct Melissa McCarthy Comedy ‘Tammy’

McCarthy-Miller is best known for her television work, most notably “Saturday Night Live”

Last Updated: January 9, 2012 @ 11:14 PM

New Line has lined up Beth McCarthy Miller, best known for directing "Saturday Night Live," to direct its Melissa McCarthy project, TheWrap has confirmed.

The movie "Tammy" is a star vehicle for the Emmy -winning Melissa McCarthy. She plays a woman who, after losing her job at Hardee's, learns that her husband is cheating on her. She responds the way anyone would — by going on a road trip with her foul-mouthed grandmother.

Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone wrote the movie and are executive producers.

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McCarthy-Miller directed 218 episodes of "SNL" from 1995 to 2006. She also has directed episodes of "30 Rock," "Modern Family," "The Marriage Ref" and "The Jon Stewart Show," among others.