Melissa McCarthy and Jon Hamm both had so many memorable and hilarious lines/scenes/moments in this year’s smash comedy Bridesmaids, but sadly, none of them were delivered together. (I would have loved to seen the outspoken Megan put major d-bag Ted in his place, wouldn’t you?)
Luckily, that might all change, according to a report from Deadline. The two stars could be teaming up — really, for the first time — for a project with Universal Pictures, Paul Feig, and Judd Apatow about a man (Hamm) who becomes obsessed with a woman (McCarthy) in an “unconventional love story.”
Apatow’s camp tells EW that it’s “too premature” to tell whether the duo will star on screen together, but premature or not, this news has me even more excited than I’d be driving a van full of puppies. (Or even imagining a possible Bridesmaids sequel.) As much as I would like to watch the talented cast work their magic again (that magic, of course, being making me laugh so hard I’m fairly certain I stopped breathing at one point), I’m even more stoked at the prospect of them becoming part of Apatow’s comedy rat pack. (Who doesn’t love when alums like Jason Segel, Paul Rudd, or Seth Rogen reunite to film a project together?)
So you best believe my hopes are still pretty high on this one, regardless of the fact that details are scant. Will it be more in the vein of the Neil LaBute play Fat Pig than say, the shallow Gwyneth Paltrow/Jack Black comedy Shallow Hal? Who knows? But should the seemingly infallible Hamm (seriously, what can’t he do?) and rising star McCarthy hop on board, it’s tough to imagine they wouldn’t knock it out of the park.
What do you think about the possibility of Hamm and McCarthy starring together in a movie, PopWatchers? (One day we’ll get Hamm and Bublé.) Which other Bridesmaids cast members do you want to see re-team up?