VIDEO: Melissa McCarthy Must Save Mankind From a James Corden-Voiced Apocalypse in ‘Superintelligence’ Trailer

Bobby Cannavale, Jean Smart, Brian Tyree Henry, and Ben Falcone co-star in HBO Max’s upcoming doomsday comedy

November 10, 2020

Melissa McCarthy plays an average woman who somehow becomes humanity’s last chance at survival in HBO Max’s upcoming action-comedy “Superintelligence,” premiering Nov. 26.

The trailer begins with technically challenged everywoman Carol Peters (McCarthy) learning she’s been selected for observation by the world’s first superintelligence (voiced by fellow Stern Show veteran James Corden).

“I plan on spending these next three days hanging out with you,” Corden’s voice tells her from computers, TVs, and alarm clocks. “If things don’t go well, I’ll destroy the planet—just blow it up.”

Tasked with proving people are worth saving, Carol must now impress the artificial intelligence watching her every move while also carving out a few hours of the possible end-times to reconnect with an old flame (Bobby Cannavale).

Directed by Ben Falcone, McCarthy’s husband, “Superintelligence” co-stars Jean Smart, Brian Tyree Henry, and Falcone himself.

Melissa has memorably joined the Stern Show multiple times over the years, most recently in 2016 to promote her hit comedy “The Boss.” During a 2014 interview, she opened up to Howard about how she nearly quit acting altogether before landing her big break on the TV series “Gilmore Girls.” Watch a clip from the sit-down (below).

“Superintelligence” debuts Nov. 26 on HBO Max and in select theaters.

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