Variety are reporting that comedy star Melissa McCarthy has signed on to join the Henson Company puppet noir film Happytime Murders, which is scheduled to begin production in August.
In a statement, Melissa said “When a really good script combines puppet strippers, Los Angeles’ underbelly, and comedy, it’s like my fever dream has finally come true”
This is a fantastic casting choice, with Melissa being the equivalent of a human puppet herself. We can’t wait to see what she brings to the role. She and her husband Ben Falcone have also signed on to produce alongside director Brian Henson.