Actor Bobby Cannavale has signed on to star as Melissa McCarthy’s love interest in the action comedy ‘Super Intelligence’. The film will be directed by McCarthy’s husband Ben Falcone.
‘Super Intelligence’ centres on an unfulfilled former corporate executive, played by McCarthy, who is selected for observation by a newly-developed form of artificial intelligence that may or may not be set to take over the world. James Corden has been tapped to provide the voice of the artificial intelligence. Cannavale will portray her onscreen ex-boyfriend, who re-enters her life following an extended absence. The Ant-Man star and the funnywoman previously joined forces for the 2015 hit ‘Spy’, which was a critical and commercial success, taking in $235 million globally.
The new project also marks another reunion for the husband and wife team of Falcone and McCarthy. After appearing in ‘Bridesmaids’ together, the 47-year-old also starred in Falcone’s directorial debut ‘Tammy’, which they co-wrote. They also collaborated on follow up films ‘The Boss’ and ‘Life of the Party’…and are also behind the forthcoming crime drama ‘The Kitchen’, featuring Tiffany Haddish and Elisabeth Moss.