Melissa McCarthy’s Tammy Gets a Director

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 16: Actress Melissa McCarthy arrives at the 2011 Women In Film Crystal + Lucy Awards with presenting sponsor PANDORA jewelry at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on June 16, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images For Pandora Jewelry) Photo: John Shearer/2011 Getty Images

Tammy, one of the thousand or so scripts Melissa McCarthy has sold in the last few months, seems to be moving the fastest toward production, with the announcement of Tate Taylor (The Help) as director. McCarthy and Taylor met as Groundlings, which is also where McCarthy met her husband and Tammy co-writer, Ben Falcone (forever to be known and loved as the air marshal from Bridesmaids). Like a lot of McCarthy’s scripts, Tammy involves a woman down on her luck going on a road trip, but also, this script involves Hardee's. Perfect.

It's Official: 'The Help' Director Tate Taylor Teaming With Melissa McCarthy on Comedy [THR]