'My name is Michelle Darnell, and I am the wealthiest woman in America! How wealthy am I? I wanted to come down on a golden phoenix and I sure as shit did it!' That's the declaration Melissa McCarthy makes in the opening salvo in her first trailer for the new Universal Comedy The Boss. Michelle Darnell is a woman of industry! She's a lady of power! She's in a lot of trouble! Universal Studios teased a first look at Melissa McCarthy in her new comedy yesterday with the first poster, several new photos and a trailer teaser. Today, we have the full sneak peek. And if you don't hate Melissa McCarthy, you'll probably think that this is downright spectacular!
The first trailer for The Boss, which was originally titled Michelle Darnell, debuted last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live! The actress herself appeared on the show to introduce this exciting footage. And it proved to be quite hilarious. You don't need us to tell you that. Though, if you are against an All-Female Ghostbusters, you're probably the person that shouldn't watch this. You might kick your computer into the wall, cursing the day this woman was ever born!
Academy Award-nominated star Melissa McCarthy headlines The Boss. She is 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. And this is definitely going to be an uphill battle for the fallen superstar.
Melissa McCarthy is joined in The Boss by an all-star cast. Along for the ride are Kristen Bell, Peter Dinklage, Cecily Strong, Annie Mumolo and Kathy Bates. Directed by Ben Falcone, the comedy is based on an original character created by Melissa McCarthy. The script was written by Melissa McCarthy and Falcone alongside their Groundlings collaborator, Steve Mallory.
The film is produced by Ben Falcone and Melissa McCarthy through their On the Day productions, alongside Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Chris Henchy through their Gary Sanchez Productions. This serves as the second collaboration between director and star, who are actually husband and wife. The duo took on the exact same roles for last year's Tammy. Take a look at the first trailer. We've also included the official poster and new photos in case you missed them yesterday.