Funny lady Melissa McCarthy is in talks to join the bro-tastic Hangover III cast. According to Variety, McCarthy is very likely to join returning Wolf Pack members Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis for the third installment of the Hangover franchise. The movie is scheduled for release on May 24, 2013.
McCarthy has come a long way since playing the sweet best friend/chef Sookie on Gilmore Girls. It was her role as the uncouth but loyal Megan in last year’s Bridesmaids that cemented her breakout and earned her an Oscar nomination.
Despite her already packed schedule filming her Emmy-winning role on Mike and Molly, McCarthy can be seen on the big screen in December for Judd Apatow’s sort-of sequel to Knocked Up, This is 40, and in 2013 for Identity Thief and The Heat with Sandra Bullock.
The only thing that doesn’t seem to fit her schedule is finally introducing her plus-sized clothing line. “I’ve been so busy this past year that I haven’t been able to [launch it],” she told Entertainment Weekly. “I hate to mention it now because people are going to say, ‘You’ve been talking about it for a year!’ but it is getting closer. I’m definitely excited!”