Melissa McCarthy, Amy Schumer and Jim Gaffigan join Jerry Seinfeld’s Pop Tarts original Unfrosted

Melissa McCarthy, Amy Schumer and Jim Gaffigan join Jerry Seinfeld’s Pop Tarts original Unfrosted

Jerry Seinfeld’s upcoming Pop Tarts movie is getting a healthy dose of star power after adding Melissa McCarthy, Amy Schumer and Jim Gaffigan to the burgeoning cast.

Netflix, which will distribute the film, announced a cast of new cast members for Unfrosted: The Pop-Tart Story via Deadline on Wednesday.

News of her casting comes on the same day McCarthy, 51, premiered her comedy series God’s Favorite Idiot, also for Netflix.

Laughing riot: Amy Schumer, 41, will also join the comic book film, according to Deadline;  seen in March

Comic Stars: Melissa McCarthy, 51, Amy Schumer, 41, and Jim Gaffigan, 55, are among the A-listers announced Wednesday as part of the cast of Jerry Seinfeld’s Pop Tarts origin film Unfrosted, according to Deadline

Though few details have been released about Unfrosted, it is reportedly inspired by the invention of the sugary breakfast treat and Seinfeld’s recurring part about it.

In a 2012 interview with The New York Times, the comedian detailed the painstaking process of box-making his pop tart piece, which he said took years to perfect.

Schumer, 41, appears to be returning to comedic roles after appearing in the critically acclaimed psychological drama The Humans last year.

Gaffigan, 55, has continued to take on film roles in recent years, but like Schumer, he’s best known for his popular stand-up shows.

Mysterious: While few details about Unfrosted have been released, it is reportedly inspired by the invention of the sugary breakfast treat and co-writer, director and star Seinfeld's recurring comments about it;  Seen in Philadelphia in 2018

Mysterious: While few details about Unfrosted have been released, it is reportedly inspired by the invention of the sugary breakfast treat and co-writer, director and star Seinfeld’s recurring comments about it; Seen in Philadelphia in 2018

Funny man: Jim Gaffigan, 55, is also in the cast.  He's maintained a steady stream of film roles in recent years, but like Schumer, he's best known for his popular stand-up shows;  Seen in LA in 2020

Funny man: Jim Gaffigan, 55, is also in the cast. He’s maintained a steady stream of film roles in recent years, but like Schumer, he’s best known for his popular stand-up shows; Seen in LA in 2020

Also turning heads is Hugh Grant, who will star in Guy Ritchie-directed spy comedy Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre later this year.

Mr. Robot actor Christian Slater will also join the cast, as will James Marsden, who last starred in the Sonic The Hedgehog sequel.

Along with actors known for their film work, Seinfeld seems to have cast some of TV’s funniest stars in his film.

Former Saturday Night Live star Bobby Moynihan, who currently stars in NBC’s Mr. Mayor alongside Ted Danson and Holly Hunter, will be starring in an unnamed role, as will 30 Rock’s Jack McBrayer.

Foreign appeal: Also making waves is Hugh Grant, who will star in Guy Ritchie's spy comedy Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre later this year;  Seen in London in 2019

Foreign appeal: Also making waves is Hugh Grant, who will star in Guy Ritchie’s spy comedy Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre later this year; Seen in London in 2019

Movie Actors: Mr. Robot actor Christian Slater will join the cast Having a moment: James Marsden, who last starred in the Sonic The Hedgehog sequel, is also in on it

Movie actors: Mr. Robot actor Christian Slater will also join the cast, as will James Marsden, who most recently starred in the Sonic The Hedgehog sequel

TV stars: Seinfeld seems to be hiring some of TV's funniest actors for his film, including former SNL star Bobby Moynihan;  Seen in New York in 2018 Laughs: 30 Rock's Jack McBrayer is sure to raise a laugh;  seen in 2019

TV Stars: Seinfeld seems to have enlisted some of TV’s funniest actors for his film. Former SNL player Bobby Moynihan, who currently stars in NBC’s Mr. Mayor, will be starring in an unnamed role, as will 30 Rock’s Jack McBrayer

Rounding out the cast are Reno 911’s Thomas Lennon, as well as Adrian Martinez, New Girl’s Max Greenfield and Sarah Cooper, who achieved short-lived viral fame for videos of her lip-synching to clips of former President Donald Trump.

Netflix’s newly announced all-star cast may intrigue potential viewers, but the streamer didn’t share any additional details, and the lead cast’s roles have been revealed.

However, the streamer shared additional details of the synopsis.

“Kellogg’s and Post, sworn cereal rivals, are racing to create a pastry that will forever change the face of breakfast,” reads the logline. The film is a “tale of ambition, betrayal, sugar and menacing milkmen” set in Michigan circa 1963.

Stacked: Rounding out the cast are Reno 911's Thomas Lennon, plus Adrian Martinez, New Girl's Max Greenfield and Sarah Cooper, who achieved short-lived viral fame for videos of her lip-synching to clips of former President Donald Trump;  seen June 14 in Hollywood

Stacked: Rounding out the cast are Reno 911’s Thomas Lennon, plus Adrian Martinez, New Girl’s Max Greenfield and Sarah Cooper, who achieved short-lived viral fame for videos of her lip-synching to clips of former President Donald Trump; seen June 14 in Hollywood

In addition to directing and starring in Unfrosted, Seinfeld co-wrote the film with Spike Feresten – a writer on the Seinfeld series and Bee Movie – and comedian Barry Marder, who also co-wrote Bee Movie with Seinfeld.

Filming on the film began last month in California.

Back in February, the streamer outperformed major studios like Disney and Warner Bros. and earned $60 million in tax credits from the state, which will be split between Unfrosted and three other film projects.

“We are so fortunate to have the California tax credit that allows us to shoot our entire movie there,” Seinfeld said at the time, according to Variety. “After filming the entire Seinfeld series in LA, I was dying to come back and shoot there again. On behalf of everyone working on the film, we really appreciate the great reception.”

The comedian has previously built his relationship with Netflix by releasing several stand-up specials on the platform, as well as his comic interview series Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee.

Netflix also currently has its eponymous sitcom available on its platform in the US.

Details:

Details: “Kellogg’s and Post, sworn cereal rivals, are in a race to create a pastry that will forever change the face of breakfast,” reads the logline. The film is a “tale of ambition, betrayal, sugar and menacing milkmen” set in Michigan circa 1963; Seinfeld seen in September 2021