Melissa McCarthy stars in and Ben Falcone directed the new comedy 'Tammy,' which the husband and wife wrote together. Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone also appeared in the movies 'Bridesmaids' and 'The Heat' together.
Eli Wallach was a prolific actor who starred in such Westerns as 'The Good, The Bad and the Ugly' and 'How the West Was Won.' Eli Wallach recently appeared in 'The Ghost Writer' and 'Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.'
Perennial box office champions like 'Harry Potter,' 'Star Wars,' and the Marvel films are all embracing the strategy of focusing a new movie on a different character in their fictional universe rather than going forward or backward with the same protagonist.