The story will follow the misadventures of a woman who is laid off from her fast food job, only to discover that same day her husband is cheating on her. She decides to take a road-trip with her foul-mouthed, diabetic grandmother who has a taste for whiskey. Melissa McCarthy is playing Tammy.
Kathy Bates has also joined the comedy, and will co-star as the grandmother's lesbian friend who saves the two leads from a couple of rough spots in their journey across America.
Melissa McCarthy recently had this to say about her character.
"[She's] kind of falling apart and has to get out of town but her car is broken down. So she ends up on the road with her grandma, who has a drinking problem for sure. They both have their issues they're not acknowledging and they're leaving town without knowing where they're going. I love that there's something that happens in a car with people where all bets off. You're off your rhythm, off your schedule, you're forced to be completely adaptable or die."
Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone also co-wrote the screenplay. Will Ferrell and Adam McKay are producing with Kevin J. Messick, Chris Henchy and Rob Cowan.
No production schedule has been released.