Kristen Schaal signs on for Melissa McCarthy's 'Michelle Darnell' | EW.com

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Kristen Schaal signs on for Michelle Darnell

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The Last Man on Earth’s Kristen Schaal jas joined the cast of Melissa McCarthy’s comedy Michelle Darnell, EW has confirmed. 

McCarthy, who co-wrote the film with her husband Ben Falcone, appears in the title role, based on the character she created at the Goundlings sketch-comedy theater in Los Angeles 10 years ago. Sent to prison for insider trading, self-help guru Michelle Darnell makes a plan with her assistant to hawk homemade brownies with the help of a local Daisy troop. Schaal will play the troop’s leader.

She joins a cast that includes Kristen Bell, Kathy Bates, Peter Dinklage and Kathy Bates. Falcone also directs.

Michelle Darnell is expected in theaters on April 8, 2016.