Bridesmaids breakout Melissa McCarthy is set to make her feature debut as a leading lady this weekend with the release of the comedy Identity Thief, but the actress and her husband Ben Falcone are already setting up three more upcoming projects with their newly-formed On the Day production banner. Briefly:
- Michelle Darnell – McCarthy will star in and produce this comedy for Universal based on an original character of her creation and a story idea hatched by McCarthy and Falcone. Falcone will produce and write the script alongside McCarthy and Groundlings member Steve Mallory.
- Cousin Irv From Mars – This adaptation of the upcoming book by Bruce Eric Kaplan (Girls) will be developed by On the Day at Universal, with Kaplan writing the script. The story centers on a boy and his weird cousin who happens to be from Mars.
- Just Do It – McCarthy and Falcone board this Fox adaptation of the sex-help book of the same name by Douglas Brown. The duo will produce and take a pass on the existing script by Michael Aguilar (The Departed), and McCarthy is attached to appear in the film.
Hit the jump for more details.