Melissa McCarthy has a Christmas movie in the works that will double as her musical debut. According to The Hollywood Reporter, McCarthy and Ben Falcone are producing a film for New Line called Margie Claus, and McCarthy is also attached to star. The movie is described as “a broad holiday family musical” in the vein of Elf. Here’s the logline:
The story is set in motion when Santa Claus goes missing while delivering presents on Christmas Eve. His sweet wife Margie Claus must then put together an unlikely rescue team and set off from the North Pole for the first time in decades to rescue Santa and save Christmas.
Damon Jones co-wrote the film with Falcone, who is also attached to direct.