Warner Bros. Pictures

(Los Angeles) – Adding to its slate of premium content from leading industry powerhouses, HBO Max has picked up “Superintelligence,” an original film starring beloved Oscar-nominated actress Melissa McCarthy (“Spy,” “The Heat,” “Bridesmaids”). Directed by Ben Falcone (“Life of the Party,” “Tammy”) and written by Steve Mallory (“The Boss”), the comedy is slated to premiere on HBO Max when the service launches in Spring 2020.

With a star-studded cast, including Bobby Cannavale (“Ant-Man and the Wasp,” upcoming “Motherless Brooklyn”), Brian Tyree Henry (“Atlanta,” “Widows”), Jean Smart (“Fargo,” “Life Itself”) and James Corden (upcoming “Cats,” “Peter Rabbit,” “Into the Woods”), “Superintelligence” tells the story of Carol Peters (McCarthy), to whom nothing extraordinary ever happens. But when she starts getting snarky backtalk from her TV, phone and microwave, she thinks she’s being punked. Or losing her mind. In fact, the world’s first superintelligence has selected her for observation, taking over her life…with a bigger, more ominous plan to take over everything. Now Carol is humanity’s last chance before this artificial intelligence-with-an-attitude decides to pull the plug.

“We used the A.I. from ‘Superintelligence’ to look at every single platform in the world, and then used its super knowledge and big artificial brain-like thing to determine that HBO Max was the right home for our film,” laughed McCarthy and Falcone.

“This is the perfect high concept comedy with an artist we all love to work with, and shows the top caliber of talent we’re bringing to HBO Max,” said Kevin Reilly, Chief Content Officer, HBO Max and President, TNT, TBS and truTV.

“The pairing of HBO Max with the tremendous talent of Melissa and Ben demonstrates the advantage of collaboration across WarnerMedia, and our ability to work with our creative partners to determine the distribution platform that will deliver the greatest success for their projects,” said Toby Emmerich, Chairman, Warner Bros. Pictures Group.

Falcone and McCarthy also produced “Superintelligence,” alongside Rob Cowan, whose credits include the Falcone/McCarthy comedy “Tammy” and the “Conjuring” films.

October 18, 2019 4:05pm ET by Warner Bros. Pictures  

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