Melissa McCarthy's directorial debut has already attracted some controversy. According to TMZ, McCarthy had an extra removed from the set of the upcoming comedy "Tammy," a new film that the "Bridesmaids" star is co-directing with her husband Ben Falcone.
As reported by TMZ sources, the female extra "harshly" grabbed her child on the set, forcing McCarthy to take action. HuffPost Entertainment contacted McCarthy's representatives for comment on the incident, but have not heard back at press time.
"Tammy" is a passion project for McCarthy, who also co-wrote the film with Falcone. The comedy is about a down-on-her-luck woman who is forced to take a road trip with her alcoholic grandmother (played by Susan Sarandon). “They both have their issues they’re not acknowledging and they’re leaving town without knowing where they’re going," McCarthy told EW.com about the film. "I love that there’s something that happens in a car with people where all bets off. You're off your rhythm, off your schedule, you're forced to be completely adaptable or die."
"Tammy" is not a sequel to "Identity Thief," but the road-trip structure is certainly familiar. Like that hit film, Universal will release "Tammy"; the project is set to arrive in theaters on July 2, 2014.
For more on the extra, head to TMZ.