New Line Cinema has purchased the pitch “Margie Claus” from Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone and co-writer Damon Jones with McCarthy attached to star.
McCarthy is expected to sing in the project, which would mark the first time the star will show off her vocal talents.
The story begins when Santa Claus goes missing while delivering presents on Christmas Eve. His wife, Margie Claus, must then put together an unlikely rescue team and set off from the North Pole for the first time in decades to rescue Santa and save Christmas.
New Line is setting a Nov. 15, 2019, release for the movie.