Gillian Jacobs is to star with Melissa McCarthy in 'Life of the Party'.

Gillian Jacobs

Gillian Jacobs

The 33-year-old 'Community' actress has joined the cast of the comedy movie, which will be directed by McCarthy's husband Ben Falcone.

Although the plot is very much under wraps at the moment, according to The Hollywood Reporter the film will have a similar plot to 1987 movie 'Back to School', which starred Rodney Dangerfield as businessman Thornton Melon who enrols in college to help his son graduate.

It has been reported that Jacobs will play a sorority sister, which suggests McCarthy, 45, will be enrolling in college.

McCarthy and Falcone have co-written the script and they are producing the project with Chris Henchy.

David Siegel is executive producing the comedy, and it is due to start filming in Atlanta in August.

Jacobs recently wrapped season two of Netflix's 'Love', the Judd Apatow-produced romantic series in which she stars with Paul Rust. She also stars in 'Don't Think Twice' alongside Keegan-Michael Key and Kate Micucci.

McCarthy can currently be seen in the all new, all-female 'Ghostbusters' reboot.

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