After transforming from mousy assistant to formidable agent in "Spy," Melissa McCarthy is all brass and bluster in "The Boss."
McCarthy plays Michelle Darnell, the self-proclaimed wealthiest woman in America. Even her Trump-ian wealth can’t buy her friends, though, which is why in the new red-band trailer for the comedy, Michelle’s former mentor, played by Kathy Bates, calls her ex-protege the nastiest things she can think of — during an on-air interview, no less.
"The Boss" finds Michelle moving in with her beaten-down subordinate (Kristen Bell) after a short stint in prison for insider trading. Her reputation in shreds but her hyper-confidence intact, Michelle’s just waiting to make her entrepreneurial comeback. She spots an opportunity hawking brownies among the local Girl Scouts group — though not if a local PTA mom (Annie Mumolo) and a rival sweets-selling group has anything to say about it. (Michelle definitely has lots of foul, vulgar things to say about it.)
Co-written by McCarthy, "The Boss" co-stars Kristen Schaal, Cecily Strong and Margo Martindale and opens April 8, 2016.