Melissa McCarthy to star in holiday musical ‘Margie Claus’

Melissa McCarthy and her husband Ben Falcone attend the premiere of "CHIPS" on March 20. McCarthy's next film "Margie Claus" will be co-written and directed by Falcone. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI

June 9 (UPI) — New Line Cinema has picked up a holiday musical comedy starring Melissa McCarthy about the wife of Santa Claus titled, “Margie Claus.”

The film, which will be the comedian’s musical debut, will follow Mrs. Claus as she puts together a rescue team to find her missing husband on Christmas Eve in an attempt to save the holiday, noted The Hollywood Reporter.

McCarthy is producing the film alongside her husband and frequent collaborator Ben Falcone who is also directing. Falcone is co-writing the script alongside Damon Jones, the co-creator of USA network series “Benched.”

“Margie Claus” is set to arrive in theaters on Nov. 15, 2019. The project marks the third collaboration between McCarthy and Falcone with New Line following 2014’s “Tammy” and upcoming film “Life of the Party,” which is due in theaters May 11, 2018.


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