Los Angeles, May 3 (IANS) Actress Melissa McCarthy has been roped in to star in upcoming noir comedy film “The Happytime Murders”. Also Read - Pranksters Change The Iconic Hollywood Sign to 'Hollyboob' For Breast Cancer Awareness, Arrested

The film, which will be directed by Brian Henson, is set in the underbelly of Los Angeles where puppets and humans coexist, reports variety.com. Also Read - US Woman Wears Bikini Made of Masks to Protest Against COVID-19 Restrictions, Slammed Online

Two clashing detectives, one human and one puppet, are forced to work together to try and solve the mystery of who is brutally murdering the former cast of “The Happytime Gang”, a classic puppet show. Also Read - YouTuber Leaves Handwritten Note After Scratching Neighbour's Car, Resident's Response is Winning Hearts

“When a really good script combines puppet strippers, Los Angeles’ underbelly, and comedy, it’s like my fever dream has finally come true,” McCarthy said.

The film will go on floors in August.

McCarthy, meanwhile, will next be seen in “Life of the Party” and “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”.

This is published unedited from the IANS feed.