Peter Dinklage Joins Melissa McCarthy’s New Comedy


According to Variety, Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage joined the cast of the Universal Pictures’ new comedy Michelle Darnell. Variety reports that Dinklage is set to play the film’s protagonist opposite Melissa McCarthy in the lead role.

McCarthy plays the titular character, a titan of industry who is sent to prison after she’s caught for insider trading. When she emerges ready to rebrand herself as America’s latest sweetheart, not everyone she screwed over is so quick to forgive and forget.

The character was created by by McCarthy, with the film set to be directed by Ben Falcone (Tammy). The two co-wrote the film and will produce it as well. It releases on April 8th, 2016.