Melissa McCarthy goes back to school in upcoming comedy Life Of the Party. Here's the first trailer…

News Simon Brew

Feb 6, 2018

Melissa McCarthy is reuniting with director Ben Falcone on the big screen for the upcoming comedy Life Of The Party.

Taking overt influence from the Rodney Dangerfield-headlined Back To School, the movie co-stars Gillian Jacobs, Maya Rudolph, Molly Gordon and Jacki Weaver. McCarthy and Falcon penned the script.

Furthermore, we now have the first trailer for the film as well…

Here’s the official synopsis…

New Line Cinema’s comedy “Life of the Party” stars Melissa McCarthy under the direction of Ben Falcone.

When her husband suddenly dumps her, longtime dedicated housewife Deanna (McCarthy) turns regret into re-set by going back to college…landing in the same class and school as her daughter, who’s not entirely sold on the idea. Plunging headlong into the campus experience, the increasingly outspoken Deanna—now Dee Rock—embraces freedom, fun and frat boys on her own terms, finding her true self in a senior year no one ever expected.

The film also stars Gillian Jacobs (“Don’t Think Twice,” “Love,” “Community”), Maya Rudolph (“Bridesmaids,” “Sisters”), Julie Bowen (“Modern Family”), Matt Walsh (“Veep,” “Ghostbusters”), Molly Gordon (“Love the Coopers,” “Animal Kingdom”), with Stephen Root (“Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates”), and Oscar nominee Jacki Weaver (“Silver Linings Playbook,” “Animal Kingdom”), Jessie Ennis (“Better Call Saul”), Adria Arjona (“True Detective,” “Emerald City”), Debby Ryan (“Jessie”) and Jimmy O. Yang (“Silicon Valley”).

Life Of The Party opens on May 11, 2018.