Melissa McCarthy Heads Back to College in ‘Life of the Party’ Trailer (Video)

Gillian Jacobs, Maya Rudolph and Julie Bowen also star in the comedy

Last Updated: February 5, 2018 @ 3:49 PM

Audiences are in for a wild ride as Melissa McCarthy goes back to college to get her degree in the trailer for “Life of the Party.” (Yeah, you heard her right. She referred to her own “Va-Google” in that last part.)

After Deanna’s (McCarthy) husband unexpectedly leaves her, she decides to go back to school to get the degree she never got.

“I don’t regret staying home and being your mom,” she tells her kids in the trailer, “but I regret not getting my degree. I’ll see you around the quad!”

Deanna has no problem fitting in with the help of her daughter, and also has a risqué encounter with a stranger in the school’s library.

“Life of the Party” is directed by McCarthy’s husband Ben Falcone, who also wrote the film along with McCarthy. Gillian Jacobs, Maya Rudolph, Julie Bowen, Jacki Weaver and Matt Walsh also star in the film.

The New Line production will hit theaters on May 11. McCarthy will also next star in “The Happy Murders” and “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” in which she will star as celebrity forger Lee Israel.

Watch the trailer above.