Production begins on Melissa McCarthy comedy Superintelligence
Warner Bros. Pictures has announced that filming began this week on location in Atlanta for Superintelligence, starring Melissa McCarthy, Bobby Cannavale, and James Corden. Ben Falcone is directing the new action comedy, from a script by Steve Mallory.
Nothing extraordinary ever happens to Carol Peters (McCarthy), so when she starts getting snarky backtalk from her TV, phone and microwave, she thinks she’s being punked. Or losing her mind. In fact, the world’s first superintelligence has selected her for observation, taking over her life…with a bigger, more ominous plan to take over everything. Now Carol is humanity’s last chance before this artificial intelligence-with-an-attitude decides to pull the plug.
Falcone and McCarthy are also producing, alongside Rob Cowan, whose credits include the Falcone/McCarthy comedy Tammy and the Conjuring films. Screenwriter Steve Mallory additionally serves as an executive producer.
Falcone’s creative behind-the-scenes team includes director of photography Barry Peterson (22 Jump Street, Game Night), editor Tia Nolan (How to be Single, Angie Tribeca), production designer Jefferson Sage (who has worked with McCarthy on several films, including Spy, The Heat, and Bridesmaids), and costume designer Louise Mingenbach (the Hangover and X-Men franchises).
Filming on location in and around Atlanta, Georgia, Superintelligence is scheduled for release on December 25, 2019.
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