Kristen Wiig will be making her directorial debut with an original comedy set up at TriStar Productions. The details (including the title) are being kept secret, however the new comedy will be reuniting the Bridesmaids writing team of Wiig and Annie Mumolo. They’ll be writing and co-starring as “best friends who find themselves in over their heads and out of their depths, which were, perhaps, not too deep to begin with.”
The dynamic duo earned an Oscar, BAFTA, and Writers Guild nominations for their Bridesmaids script.
“We’re very excited to be writing. We will be going into a cave for months to finish. An actual cave. We found one that’s nice and big. We’re putting a couch in there,” stated Wiig and Mumolo.
“Kristen and Annie assured me that the film will be a searing and depressing drama, which is what the world needs right now. So we grabbed it,” said TriStar’s Tom Rothman. “Perhaps more to the point, these two supremely talented ladies are always ahead of the comedy curve and as we at TriStar push for originality, we are lucky as hell to be in business with them. The chance to hopefully make Kristen’s first film as a director is the cherry on top.”
-By Rebecca Murray
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