Kristen Wiig’s Making A Brand New Movie With Bridesmaids Collaborator

The buddy movie will be a 'searing and depressing drama', but we think this might be a lie...


by Sophie Wilkinson |
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Kristen Wiig, she who made us laugh (and cry-laugh) in every single different way in Bridesmaids, is to make her directorial debut on a new film. Co-writing it with Bridesmaids collaborator Annie Mumolo, the pair will also star in the film together, which, fittingly, is about BFFs.

Not much information is being given out at this point, but* The New York Times* reports that it’s about ‘best friends who find themselves in over their heads and out of their depths, which were, perhaps, not too deep to begin with’.

It’s also going to involve a town called Vista Del Mar. We’re getting strong vibes of beachside antics, surfboard people getting sand in unwanted places and strange men in tiki bars.

We can already predict that this film is going to be pretty successful; Bridesmaids was a box office smash, making $288m worldwide.

You’ll recognise Annie from films such as This Is 40 and the US TV version of About A Boy. And since Bridesmaids, Kristen’s been keeping herself busy in films such as* The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty* and Anchorman 2.

‘We’re very excited to be writing,’ the pair said in a joint statement. ‘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.’

Tom Rothman, who heads up TriStar Prods, the film production company that will get this movie made, had a similarly wise-cracking statement to give: ‘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.

‘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.’

When asked in 2012 if there was to be a sequel to* Bridesmaids*, Kristen replied to say that she was writing ‘something else’, so this has been a long time in the making.

Why did she and Mumolo wait so long to put something new out together? ‘We wanted it to be the right time and the right idea, and both of these elements have come together.’

We can’t wait!

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This article originally appeared on The Debrief.

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