World premiere of movie starring Melissa McCarthy to show at Auburn University

OPELIKA, AL (WTVM) - Hollywood is bringing the red carpet and rolling it out in Opelika on Monday afternoon.

Auburn University was awarded the world premiere of "Life of the Party" starring actress Melissa McCarthy.

Students showed their school spirit to land the premiere of the movie which will be open to all theaters on May 11th.

The movie also features actresses Debby Ryan, Maya Rudolph, Gillian Jacobs plus many more.

The red carpet festivities will start at 6p/CT today at AMC 13 at Tiger Town where local and national celebrities are expected to take a stroll down the carpet.

"It's a really exciting day for the city of Opelika," said Mayor Gary Fuller.

News Leader 9's Parker Branton will be live starting at 5p/4c from the red carpet ahead of the world movie premiere.

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