Slapstick comedy Cook Off premiered back in 2007 at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival.
This was before McCarthy became a household name and was nominated for an Oscar for her role in Bridesmaids and a long time before she received an Emmy for her Sean Spicer parody on SNL.
Reality-show shenanigans mix with the true-life fiery-and-fierce world of competitive baking in the deliciously sly mockumentary COOK-OFF! As a buffet of quirky contestants prepare for the renowned Van Rookle Farms Cooking Contest, the heat is on to win a one million-dollar prize. The filmmakers follow them as the foodie media and celebrity judges descend on a hotel convention area to see which contestants rise, which ones fall, who will reveal their true nature, and who will find love with the contest’s costumed Muffin Man mascot. Costarring a cast of improv geniuses including Melissa McCarthy, Ben Falcone, Stephen Root, Diedrich Bader, Wendy McLendon-Covey, Gary Anthony Williams, and Sam Pancake, the zesty COOK-OFF! is an affectionate nod to ordinary Americans who believe they’re one dollop of spray cheese away from achieving their dreams.
Lionsgate decided to officially launch the film 10 years later and released the trailer.
The film will be released November 17. It will be on limited theatrical release (10-2o markets) and a VOD/iTunes bow.