Melissa McCarthy and Susan Sarandon are starring together in New Line Cinema’s new comedy, “Tammy.” The film, actor Ben Falcone’s directorial debut, tells the story of a woman who is tremendously down on his luck and takes an impromptu trip with her grandmother. The new trailer shows Tammy robbing a store, presumably after all of her bad luck has befallen her. Check it out below the post.

Here’s more about “Tammy”:

“Tammy (McCarthy) is having a bad day. She’s totaled her clunker car, gotten fired from her thankless job at a greasy burger joint, and instead of finding comfort at home, finds her husband getting comfortable with the neighbor in her own house.

It’s time to take her boom box and book it. The bad news is she’s broke and without wheels. The worse news is her grandma, Pearl (Sarandon), is her only option—with a car, cash, and an itch to see Niagara Falls. Not exactly the escape Tammy had in mind. But on the road, with grandma riding shot gun, it may be just what Tammy needs.

Joining Oscar® nominee Melissa McCarthy (‘Bridesmaids’) and Academy Award® winner Susan Sarandon (‘Dead Man Walking,’) are: Allison Janney (‘The Help’) playing Tammy’s world-weary mom, Deb; Gary Cole (‘Pineapple Express,’ TV’s ‘VEEP’) as ladies man Earl; and Mark Duplass (TV’s ‘The Mindy Project’) as his son, Bobby; with Dan Aykroyd (‘The Campaign’) as Don and Academy Award® winner Kathy Bates (‘Misery,’ ‘Midnight in Paris’) as Pearl’s fun-loving cousin Lenore. Rounding out the cast are Toni Collette (‘Little Miss Sunshine’) in the role of the neighbor, Missi; and Nat Faxon (‘Bad Teacher’) as Tammy’s husband, Greg.”

Falcone and McCarthy are the writers of the movie, with Will Ferrell and Adam McKay producing along with McCarthy. Falcone serves as executive producer along with Rob Cowan, Chris Henchy, Kevin Messick, Toby Emmerich, Richard Brenner and Michael Disco

The film, distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, will be in theaters July 2. Learn more about the film at its official site and Facebook page.


By Monique Jones

Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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