You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Melissa McCarthy feeling a ‘Hangover’

'Bridesmaids' thesp in talks for small role in Warner Bros. sequel

EXCLUSIVE — Looks like the guys won’t be the only ones having all the fun in the next installment in “The Hangover” franchise — Melissa McCarthy is in discussions for a small role in “The Hangover III.”

Nothing is final, given McCarthy’s busy schedule with her TV show “Mike & Molly” and other film projects, but both sides are engaging and sources say McCarthy’s involvement is likely. Warner Bros. and McCarthy’s reps had no comment.

Phillips is back to direct with original cast members Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis. Legendary will co-finance with WB.

Plot details — and McCarthy’s potential role — are being kept under wraps and production is currently under way.

Warner Bros. plans a May 24 release.

Phillips, who co-wrote the script with Craig Mazin, will produce with Daniel Goldberg; Legendary’s Thomas Tull is exec producing.

Though her CBS skein “Mike & Molly” keeps her plenty busy, McCarthy has found a way to stay active on the film side.

The CAA-repped McCarthy recently wrapped production on Universal’s “Identity Thief” and Fox’s untitled buddy cop movie with Sandra Bullock, both of which bow in 2013. She can also be seen in Universal’s “This is 40” which opens Dec. 21.

More Film

  • Tiffany Haddish Limited Partners

    Tiffany Haddish's 'Limited Partners' Rounds Out Cast (EXCLUSIVE)

    EXCLUSIVE — Looks like the guys won’t be the only ones having all the fun in the next installment in “The Hangover” franchise — Melissa McCarthy is in discussions for a small role in “The Hangover III.” Nothing is final, given McCarthy’s busy schedule with her TV show “Mike & Molly” and other film projects, […]

  • Judi Dench

    Judi Dench Joins Star-Studded 'Cats' Movie

    EXCLUSIVE — Looks like the guys won’t be the only ones having all the fun in the next installment in “The Hangover” franchise — Melissa McCarthy is in discussions for a small role in “The Hangover III.” Nothing is final, given McCarthy’s busy schedule with her TV show “Mike & Molly” and other film projects, […]

  • Editorial use only. No book cover

    15 Women Horror Directors Jason Blum Can Add to His List

    EXCLUSIVE — Looks like the guys won’t be the only ones having all the fun in the next installment in “The Hangover” franchise — Melissa McCarthy is in discussions for a small role in “The Hangover III.” Nothing is final, given McCarthy’s busy schedule with her TV show “Mike & Molly” and other film projects, […]

  • Hailee Steinfeld attends the NYFW Spring/Summer

    Hailee Steinfeld to Star in Netflix Music Drama 'Idol'

    EXCLUSIVE — Looks like the guys won’t be the only ones having all the fun in the next installment in “The Hangover” franchise — Melissa McCarthy is in discussions for a small role in “The Hangover III.” Nothing is final, given McCarthy’s busy schedule with her TV show “Mike & Molly” and other film projects, […]

  • FiGa Films Nets ‘Fireflies,’ Unveils Exclusive

    FiGa Films Nets ‘Fireflies’ (EXCLUSIVE)

    EXCLUSIVE — Looks like the guys won’t be the only ones having all the fun in the next installment in “The Hangover” franchise — Melissa McCarthy is in discussions for a small role in “The Hangover III.” Nothing is final, given McCarthy’s busy schedule with her TV show “Mike & Molly” and other film projects, […]

  • Analyzing the Disney and Fox Film

    Disney and Fox Film Merger Could Be Heavy on Drama (Analysis)

    EXCLUSIVE — Looks like the guys won’t be the only ones having all the fun in the next installment in “The Hangover” franchise — Melissa McCarthy is in discussions for a small role in “The Hangover III.” Nothing is final, given McCarthy’s busy schedule with her TV show “Mike & Molly” and other film projects, […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content