Melissa McCarthy joins 'Happytime Murders'

Indo Asian News Service

Los Angeles, May 3 (IANS) Actress Melissa McCarthy has been roped in to star in upcoming noir comedy film "The Happytime Murders".

The film, which will be directed by Brian Henson, is set in the underbelly of Los Angeles where puppets and humans coexist, reports

Two clashing detectives, one human and one puppet, are forced to work together to try and solve the mystery of who is brutally murdering the former cast of "The Happytime Gang", a classic puppet show.

"When a really good script combines puppet strippers, Los Angeles' underbelly, and comedy, it's like my fever dream has finally come true," McCarthy said.

The film will go on floors in August.

McCarthy, meanwhile, will next be seen in "Life of the Party" and "Can You Ever Forgive Me?".