THE HELP Director Tate Taylor in Talks to Helm Melissa McCarthy Comedy TAMMY

     November 3, 2011

A couple months ago, we reported on the number of projects that Bridesmaids breakout star Melissa McCarthy had on her plate. Thanks to the female-driven comedy, McCarthy is now one of the most sought-after actresses in Hollywood. Among the projects was a dark comedy that she was working on with The Help director Tate Taylor, and a road trip comedy called Tammy. Well, now Deadline reports that Taylor is in negotiations to helm the latter film. Whether the dark comedy Taylor and McCarthy were working on was Tammy or another project entirely is unclear, but Taylor seems to be in line to take the lead on the road trip pic. Hit the jump for more, including plot info on Tammy and what other projects are in development for McCarthy.

melissa-mccarthy-imageWritten by McCarthy, Tammy centers on a woman who decides to take a road trip to Mount Rushmore when she decides nothing in her life can go right. Her foul-mouthed grandmother insists on tagging along, so the two head off together. Deadline’s report on Taylor’s involvement states that in addition to starring, McCarthy will also executive produce the project.

As one can imagine, the actress is being courted for pretty much every comedy in town. She’s attached to star in The ID Theft opposite Jason Bateman, and Bridesmaids director Paul Feig is developing a romantic comedy for her and Jon Hamm called Dumb Jock. In addition, she has her regular starring role on the CBS sitcom Mike and Molly.

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