Dark comedy The Happytime Murders has cast Elizabeth Banks alongside Melissa McCarthy.
The Happytime Murders is centered on two clashing detectives, one human and the other a puppet, who are forced to work together to find the killer who’s murdering the former cast of “The Happytime Gang,” a classic puppet show.
McCarthy plays the lead detective opposite longtime Henson puppeteer Bill Barretta who performs Phil Phillips, the puppet detective. Banks portrays a burlesque dancer named Jenny
The Happytime Murders is set for August 17, 2018 release.