The Wolf Pack may get a little bigger. According to Variety, Melissa McCarthy is considering a small role in "The Hangover III." No word yet on what part McCarthy would play, nor if she even could appear due to a busy schedule that includes the television series "Mike and Molly."

Since co-starring in "Bridesmaids" last year, McCarthy has exploded. She hosted "Saturday Night Live," won an Emmy for "Mike and Molly," and filmed three highly anticipated comedies, including "This Is 40" (with Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann) and "Identity Theft" (with Jason Bateman). This summer, McCarthy reunited with "Bridesmaids" director Paul Feig for "The Heat," a buddy-cop comedy with Sandra Bullock.

Last year, Feig compared McCarthy success to Steve Carell. "It’s these people who have been trying for a long time and working for a long time and laying the groundwork," the "Bridesmaids" director said to HitFix. "And when this opportunity hits, they’re ready for it and they appreciate it and they take advantage of it. And she’s doing that in the smartest possible way."

The "Hangover" franchise has often utilized cameo appearances for comedy, starting with Mike Tyson in the first film. For "The Hangover Part II," director Todd Phillips wanted Mel Gibson to appear as a tattoo artist. The cast reportedly balked at that suggestion and Liam Neeson was cast. After Neeson departed due to scheduling conflicts, controversial director Nick Cassavetes replaced him and played the role in the finished film.

For more on "The Hangover III," head over to Variety.

[via Variety]

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  • 'Three Amigos'

    The gold standard for comedic trios. This 1986 classic stars Steve Martin, Chevy Chase and Martin Short as silent film actors who portray the fictional Three Amigos. Unfortunately, a woman in danger mistakes them for the real thing and invites them down to Mexico to stop the notorious bandit El Guapo. Things (SPOILER?) work out in the end, but not before the three make complete asses of themselves.

  • 'The Hangover'

    Although the beginning of this movie is less trio and more duo-plus-one, Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms) and Allan (Zach Galifianakis) end up coming together to form a rather dynamic -- and completely random -- team who hope to find their missing best friend. They even manage to get a stolen tiger returned to its rightful owner, Mike Tyson.

  • 'The Big Lebowski'

    Pour Donny (Steve Buscemi) may have taken offense to being included on this list. However, before he could voice his complaints, Walter (John Goodman) would have told him to "Shut the f-ck up," while the Dude (Jeff Bridges) would sit there zoned out, daydreaming about bowling. (Clip above NSFW.)

  • 'City Slickers'

    The 1991 comedy starring Billy Crystal, Daniel Stern and Bruno Kirby taught us two things: Under no circumstances should three grown men from the city take a trip to the Southwest to herd cattle, and no matter where a group of best friends travel, they will always find something interesting to talk about.

  • 'Horrible Bosses'

    Some of you may scoff at this 2011 comedy making the list, however, it's hard to argue the chemistry that exists between Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis, who play three friends attempting to murder their overbearing bosses

  • 'Three Men and a Baby'

    In real life, three New York City bachelors taking care of a child that unexpectedly shows up on their doorstep sounds like an absolute disaster. However, in a movie, it's actually a <em>fun</em> disaster! (Also, there's nothing more entertaining than watching the mustachioed Tom Selleck struggle to change a baby's diaper.)

  • 'Airheads'

    In "Airheads," Adam Sandler, Brendan Fraser and Steve Buscemi play wannabe rock stars who break into a radio station to get their record on the air. Then, one thing leads to another and they end up taking everyone inside the building hostage using plastic water guns.

  • 'Old School'

    Frank the Tank! Frank the Tank! The second Todd Philips film on our list -- and the aughts favorite frat comedy -- starred Will Ferrell, Luke Wilson and Vince Vaughn as three middle-aged buddies who end up starting a fraternity after one of them moves into a giant house on campus. There's jello wrestling, streaking and, of course, Snoop Dogg. (Clip above NSFW.)

  • 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off'

    You may think that this movie was just a one-man show, however, Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) wouldn't have had that awesome day of fun without his sidekick Cameron (Alan Ruck) and his girlfriend Sloane (Mia Sara). See how well they complement each other during this Sausage King of Chicago restaurant scene?

  • 'Triplets'

    Haha, just kidding. <a href="" target="_hplink">If this thing gets made</a>, stay far, far away.

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