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Melissa McCarthy is set to join the cast of the upcoming dramedy St. Vincent of Van Nuys, alongside comedy master Bill Murray (whose Ghostbusters just won the Tournament of Movie Fanatic Franchises Bracket).
The story focus on a grumpy war vet with a taste for booze, women, and gambling, who befriends a ten-year-old neighbor boy whose parents are going through a divorce.
McCarthy broke into big-screen stardom with her supporting role in Bridesmaids, where she had some of the best Bridesmaids quotes. This year, she starred in the comedy Identity Thief, and will star in the upcoming The Heat.
McCarthy will play the boy's mom, in a role that was sought by numerous actresses. Ted Melfi wrote the script and will direct.