Universal's Melissa McCarthy Comedy 'Michelle Darnell' Changes Title

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McCarthy reteams with her 'Tammy' director for the story of a corporate tycoon who wants America to embrace her after she does time for insider trading.

Another Melissa McCarthy film no longer is using a proper name as its title.

The star's forthcoming white-collar crime comedy, formerly referred to by the title Michelle Darnell, now is going by the new moniker The Boss. It is set to hit theaters April 8, 2016.

McCarthy stars as a corporate executive who lands in prison for insider training and then hopes to become beloved by the public after her stint in the gray-bar hotel. However, she finds redemption to be harder to come by than she anticipated.

Director Ben Falcone's (Tammy) film co-stars Kristen Bell and Peter Dinklage. McCarthy and Falcone co-wrote the script with Groundlings member Steve Mallory, whom the pair knew from their time with the storied comedy troupe.

McCarthy and Falcone are producing through their On the Day production house, alongside Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Chris Henchy through Gary Sanchez Productions.

McCarthy's summer film, Spy, followed a similar path, having initially gone by McCarthy's character's name, Susan Cooper.

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