BRIDESMAIDS Star Melissa McCarthy and Co-Writer Annie Mumolo Sell Pitch to Paramount

     May 14, 2011


The Judd Apatow-produced comedy Bridesmaids hits theaters this weekend, and it’s pretty much getting raves from everyone who’s seen it. One of the breakout stars of the film is Melissa McCarthy, and now McCarthy and Bridesmaids co-writer Annie Mumolo have sold a comedy pitch of their own to Paramount. Deadline reports that Lorne Michaels and John Goldwyn will produce the flick, which is being developed for McCarthy to star.

Originally hatched by McCarthy’s husband Ben Falcone (who also appears in Bridesmaids), the premise is described as follows: “When your husband is ill and his doctors are out of ideas, piling in the minivan with your pals to steal the Stanley Cup is one way to go.” McCarthy, Mumolo and Falcone are all Groundlings vets. If you’ve haven’t seen Bridesmaids yet, do yourself a favor and go see one of the best comedies of the year.

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