Thursday, September 8, 2016

Filming Begins on Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone's "Life of the Party"

Filming Underway on New Line Cinema’s “Life of the Party”

Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone Reteam for the Campus Comedy

BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Principal photography is underway on New Line Cinema’s comedy “Life of the Party,” starring award-winning actor Melissa McCarthy under the direction of Ben Falcone. McCarthy and Falcone co-wrote the screenplay and will produce through their production company On the Day Productions.

When her husband suddenly dumps her, longtime dedicated housewife Deanna (McCarthy) turns regret into re-set by going back to college…landing in the same class and school as her daughter, who’s not entirely sold on the idea. Plunging headlong into the campus experience, the increasingly outspoken Deanna—now Dee Rock—embraces freedom, fun and frat boys on her own terms, finding her true self in a senior year no one ever expected.

Alongside McCarthy, the film also stars Gillian Jacobs (“Don’t Think Twice,” Netflix’s “Love,” TV’s “Community”), Maya Rudolph (“Bridesmaids,” “Sisters”), Julie Bowen (ABC’s “Modern Family”), Molly Gordon (“Love the Coopers,” TNT’s “Animal Kingdom”), Matt Walsh (HBO’s “Veep,” “Ghostbusters”), with Stephen Root (“Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates”), and Oscar nominee Jacki Weaver (“Silver Linings Playbook,” “Animal Kingdom”), Jessie Ennis (AMC’s “Better Call Saul”), Adria Arjona (HBO’s “True Detective,” NBC’s upcoming “Emerald City”), Debby Ryan (Disney Channel’s “Jessie”) and Jimmy O. Yang (HBO’s “Silicon Valley”).

Along with McCarthy and Falcone, Chris Henchy is producing the film, with David Siegel serving as executive producer.

Falcone’s behind-the-scenes creative team includes director of photography Julio Macat (“The Boss,” “Horrible Bosses 2,” “Daddy’s Home”); production designer Rusty Smith (“The Boss”); editor Brian Scott Olds (“Central Intelligence”); and costume designer Kari Perkins (“Boyhood,” “Mud”).

Filming on location in Atlanta, Georgia, the film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.


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