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Superintelligence (film)

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Superintelligence is an upcoming American action comedy film directed by Ben Falcone and written by Steve Mallory. Melissa McCarthy will star in what will be her fourth collaboration with her husband, Falcone.

Directed byBen Falcone
Produced by
Written bySteve Mallory
Music byFil Eisler
CinematographyBarry Peterson
Edited byTia Nolan
Distributed byHBO Max
CountryUnited States


Nothing extraordinary ever happens to Carol Peters, so 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.



In July 2017, it was reported that New Line Cinema had purchased the screenplay by Steve Mallory, with Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone onboard the project to produce through their On the Day Productions banner.[1][2] In April 2018, it was announced that McCarthy would star in the film and Falcone would direct it, marking their fourth actor-director collaboration.[3][4] In June 2018, James Corden joined the cast, to voice the titular "Super Intelligence".[5] In July 2018, Bobby Cannavale, Brian Tyree Henry, and Sam Richardson joined the cast.[6][7][8]

The film started principal production right after McCarthy wrapped filming The Kitchen, on July 16, 2018,[3] and wrapped in August 31, 2018.[9]


The film will debut on HBO Max, after Falcone felt the film would be better suited on a streaming platform.[10] The film was originally scheduled to be released on December 25, 2019 but was moved a week to December 20, 2019.[11][12]


  1. ^ "Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone Reteam With Steve Mallory for 'Super-Intelligence' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter.
  2. ^ Kroll, Justin; Kroll, Justin (July 25, 2017). "Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone to Produce Pitch From 'The Boss' Co-Writer".
  3. ^ a b "Melissa McCarthy, Ben Falcone Tackling Action Comedy 'Super-Intelligence' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter.
  4. ^ "Ben Falcone Directing Wife Melissa McCarthy in Action-Comedy "Super-Intelligence" for New Line". April 10, 2018.
  5. ^ Kroll, Justin; Kroll, Justin (June 13, 2018). "James Corden to Voice Title Character in Melissa McCarthy's 'Super Intelligence' (EXCLUSIVE)".
  6. ^ Sneider, Jeff (July 10, 2018). "Exclusive: 'Ant-Man's' Bobby Cannavale Joins Melissa McCarthy in 'Superintelligence'".
  7. ^ Sneider, Jeff (July 19, 2018). "Exclusive: 'Atlanta' Star Brian Tyree Henry to Join Melissa McCarthy in 'Superintelligence'".
  8. ^ "Sam Richardson Joins Melissa McCarthy in 'Superintelligence' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter.
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  10. ^ Anthony D'Alessandro and Mike Fleming Jr (October 17, 2019). "Melissa McCarthy & Director Ben Falcone On Choosing HBO Max Bow Instead Of WB Xmas Release For 'Superintelligence'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 17, 2019.
  11. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (March 22, 2019). "Warner Bros. Release Date Changes: 'The Goldfinch' Goes Earlier In Fall, 'Superintelligence' Shifts & Ben Affleck Drama Dated". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 22, 2019.
  12. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (April 20, 2018). "Warner Bros Dates Melissa McCarthy Comedy 'Superintelligence' & Michael B. Jordan's 'Just Mercy'". Deadline. Retrieved April 20, 2018.

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