Matt Walsh joins Melissa McCarthy’s Life Of The Party

Matt Walsh

by James White |
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With Melissa McCarthy and husband/writing partner Ben Falcone are making their next comedy, Life Of The Party together, they've been tracking down the people they want to fill the cast. The latest recruit is Matt Walsh.

With Falcone once again in the director's chair, the details on Party are scarce at the moment, though by all reports, it'll strike a similar tone to 1986 Rodney Dangerfield laugh-grabber Back To School, which points to McCarthy's character (called Deanna) heading to college. To, we assume, complete her education or potentially to follow a beloved child.

Walsh, who appeared in Ghostbusters with McCarthy, is aboard to play her husband here, a man described as always in golf pants. He joins a growing cast that also includes Gillian Jacobs, Jacki Weaver, Debby Ryan and Maya Rudolph. Life Of The Party should be on screens in 2018. Walsh remains a regular on TV's Veep and will be seen in Keeping Up With The Joneses (due on October 21) and Office Christmas Party, landing December 9.

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