Actress Kristen Bell (Veronica Mars, House of Lies) has been cast to play Melissa McCarthy’s (Bridesmaids) assistant in a new comedy called Michelle Darnell. McCarthy plays Darnell, “a titan of industry” who ends up in prison for insider trading. When she comes out, she tries to change her public image, with the help of her long-suffering assistant, which won’t be easy. Kathy Bates (Misery, Primary Colors) and Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones) will co-star.
Michelle Darnell will be directed by McCarthy’s husband Ben Falcone, and produced by the couple alongside Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s Gary Sanchez Productions.