Take a look at the trailer that’s arrived for new Melissa McCarthy comedy Superintelligence.
McCarthy plays an average, everyday woman whose life takes a big turn when artificial superintelligence targets her. Voiced by James Corden, since the tech’s analysis found she’s a fan, the A.I. has decided to study her attempt to reconcile with her former boyfriend (Bobby Cannavale) in an effort to understand humans better. But, as certain tech does, it’s soon taken over much of her life. When the A.I. reveals it could destroy the world… well, she finds herself being humanity’s potentially only hope.
This is the fourth McCarthy comedy directed by her creative partner and real-life husband Ben Falcone, who you can see in the trailer telling McCarthy not to click the pen. Falcone previously directed Tammy, The Boss and Life of the Party. The script comes from Steve Mallory, who co-wrote The Boss with both McCarthy and Falcone.
Also starring Brian Tyree Henry and Jean Smart, Superintelligence will be hitting US streaming service HBO Max on November 26th and opens in Australian cinemas on December 17th.
Official synopsis for Superintelligence:
Nothing extraordinary ever happens to Carol Peters (McCarthy), 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 artificial superintelligence has chosen to study and observe Carol’s attempt to romantically reconcile with her former boyfriend to better understand the human condition. Soon, the all-powerful entity takes over her life…with ominous plans to take over the world. Now, Carol is potentially humanity’s last chance before this AI-with-an-attitude decides to pull the plug.