Film News Roundup: Sam Richardson Joins Melissa McCarthy’s ‘Superintelligence’

In today’s film news roundup, Sam Richardson will play an NSA agent, Stefi Celma joins “Happy Times” and “Pretty Bad Actress” gets distribution.

CASTINGS

Sam Richardson will star opposite Melissa McCarthy in New Line’s action-comedy “Superintelligence.”

McCarthy’s spouse Ben Falcone will direct from Steve Mallory’s script. The movie was set up last year with McCarthy and Falcone as producers through their On the Day production company.

McCarthy will play a former corporate executive whose life is turned upside down when she is selected for observation by the world’s first super-intelligence — an artificial intelligence that may or may not take over the world.

Richardson will play an NSA agent. James Corden, Bobby Cannavale and Brian Tyree Henry also star. “Superintelligence” opens Dec. 25, 2019.

Richardson appeared with McCarthy in “Spy” and stars in HBO’s “Veep” and Comedy Central’s “Detroiters,” which he co-created. He is repped by UTA, Artists First and Jackoway Austen.

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French actress Stéfi Celma and Michael Aloni have joined the cast of Michael Mayer’s dark comedy “Happy Times,” now shooting in Los Angeles.

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