Melissa McCarthy’s ‘Michelle Darnell’ Gets 2016 Release Date, Plot Details

McCarthy’s husband, Ben Falcone, will direct the film for Universal Pictures

Last Updated: January 5, 2015 @ 3:17 PM

Universal Pictures has announced it will release Melissa McCarthy‘s “Michelle Darnell” on April 8, 2016.

“Clifford the Big Red Dog” was originally scheduled for release that day, but the film will be redated at a later time.

McCarthy stars as the title character, a titan of industry who is sent to prison after she’s caught for insider trading. When she emerges ready to rebrand herself as America’s latest sweetheart, not everyone she screwed over is so quick to forgive and forget.

Based on an original character created by McCarthy, the comedy will be directed by Ben Falcone (“Tammy”) and is written by McCarthy and Falcone alongside their Groundlings collaborator Steve Mallory.

“Michelle Darnell” will be produced by McCarthy and Falcone through their On the Day Productions and Will Ferrell and Adam McKay through their Gary Sanchez Productions.