WHO’S IN IT?

Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids), Susan Sarandon (Thelma and Louise), Kathy Bates (Misery), Allison Janney (Juno), Dan Aykroyd (The Blues Brothers), Gary Cole (Office Space), Sandra Oh (Sideways), Mark Duplass (Zero Dark Thirty), Toni Collette (Little Miss Sunshine), Nat Faxon (Bad Teacher), Ben Falcone (Bridesmaids), Sarah Baker (The Campaign)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Ben Falcone (film debut), director, writer; Melissa McCarthy (The Heat), writer, producer; Will Ferrell (Anchorman) and Adam McKay (Step Brothers), producers; Michael Andrews (Donnie Darko), composer; Russ T. Alsobrook (Superbad), cinematographer; Michael L. Sale (We’re The Millers), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

After experiencing a particularly bad day – losing her job and catching her husband with another woman – Tammy (McCarthy) decides to hit the road but lacks the money and car to do so. Her only option turns out to be her alcoholic grandmother Pearl (Sarandon), who has everything that Tammy needs but also requires someone to “babysit” her due to her destructive behaviour. As it turns out, driving with Pearl just might be what Tammy needs in her life…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

Melissa McCarthy continues her hot streak as a rising lead comedienne with Tammy, her writing debut alongside off-screen husband Ben Falcone who is debuting as a director.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 4TH JULY 2014