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Matt Walsh to Play Melissa McCarthy’s Husband in Life of the Party

Matt Walsh, Darren Criss And Mercedes Mason Visit Hollywood Today Live
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Melissa McCarthy and her real-life husband, Ben Falcone, have ended their quest to cast McCarthy’s onscreen hubby for their upcoming comedy Life of the Party. Veep’s Matt Walsh has boarded the project in the role, joining Maya Rudolph (the “neurotic best friend” of McCarthy’s character), Gillian Jacobs, and Jacki Weaver for the college-set film. All that’s known about Walsh’s character, named Dan, is that he’s very dad-tastic and “always wearing golf pants.” Snazzy! The film written by McCarthy and Falcone and to be directed by Falcone is expected to arrive in theaters in May 2018, and although few plot details are known, it’s described as being “akin in tone to the Rodney Dangerfield hit Back to School.” Maybe he’ll have a real dog this time around.

Matt Walsh Joins McCarthy’s Life of the Party