Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Robert Downey Jr. Trashes Indie Moviemaking, Fires Back Over Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's Superhero Diss Robert Downey Jr. Trashes Indie Moviemaking, Fires Back Over Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's Superhero Diss First Look: Clear Photos Of Ben Affleck In Costume From 'Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice' First Look: Clear Photos Of Ben Affleck In Costume From 'Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice' Kristen Stewart Says "Hollywood Is Disgustingly Sexist," Questions When Actresses Decide To Go Nude Kristen Stewart Says "Hollywood Is Disgustingly Sexist," Questions When Actresses Decide To Go Nude Warner Bros' DC Comics' Franchise Is Reportedly A Big Movie Universe Without A Clear Leader Warner Bros' DC Comics' Franchise Is Reportedly A Big Movie Universe Without A Clear Leader Data On Netflix Original Programming Reveals Everyone Is Watching 'Daredevil,' Not Tuning Into 'Bloodline' Data On Netflix Original Programming Reveals Everyone Is Watching 'Daredevil,' Not Tuning Into 'Bloodline' Rumor: Asa Butterfield Is The Frontrunner To Play Marvel's Spider-Man Rumor: Asa Butterfield Is The Frontrunner To Play Marvel's Spider-Man Rumor: Jared Leto's Joker To Appear In 'Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice' Rumor: Jared Leto's Joker To Appear In 'Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice' Ranked: All The Characters Of The Marvel Cinematic Universe Ranked: All The Characters Of The Marvel Cinematic Universe Marion Cotillard, Léa Seydoux, Vincent Cassel & More To Star In Xavier Dolan's Next Film 'Only The End Of The World' Marion Cotillard, Léa Seydoux, Vincent Cassel & More To Star In Xavier Dolan's Next Film 'Only The End Of The World' “ 'Blade Runner' Is Almost A Religion For Me”: Denis Villeneuve Talks Directing The Sci-Fi Sequel “ 'Blade Runner' Is Almost A Religion For Me”: Denis Villeneuve Talks Directing The Sci-Fi Sequel Cannes: New Images From 'Macbeth' Starring Michael Fassbender And Marion Cotillard Cannes: New Images From 'Macbeth' Starring Michael Fassbender And Marion Cotillard Plot Details And Opening Sequence Revealed For Gaspar Noe's 3D Cannes Midnight Movie 'Love' Plot Details And Opening Sequence Revealed For Gaspar Noe's 3D Cannes Midnight Movie 'Love' New NSFW, Extremely Graphic, Adults-Only Poster For Gaspar Noe's 'Love' New NSFW, Extremely Graphic, Adults-Only Poster For Gaspar Noe's 'Love' First Official Look: Jared Leto As The Joker In 'Suicide Squad' First Official Look: Jared Leto As The Joker In 'Suicide Squad' The 25 Best Films Of 2015 We've Already Seen The 25 Best Films Of 2015 We've Already Seen Best Of 2014: The 15 Best Movie Soundtracks Of 2014 Best Of 2014: The 15 Best Movie Soundtracks Of 2014 Check Out Teaser Posters For Gaspar Noe's 'Love' & Nicolas Winding Refn's 'The Neon Demon' Check Out Teaser Posters For Gaspar Noe's 'Love' & Nicolas Winding Refn's 'The Neon Demon' The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season Best To Worst: Every Marvel Movie Ranked Best To Worst: Every Marvel Movie Ranked

Kristen Wiig Says 'Welcome To Me'

The Playlist By Cain Rodriguez | The Playlist March 21, 2013 at 10:57AM

Though she received widespread critical and box office success with “Bridesmaids,” Kristen Wiig has taken her time where others most surely would have jumped at the first big paycheck. Now that Wiig has left “Saturday Night Live,” her schedule has opened in a big way and she’s set to take advantage of that by teaming up with her “Anchorman: The Legend Continues” collaborators Will Ferrell and Adam McKay.
0
Kristen Wiig

Though she received widespread critical and box office success with “Bridesmaids,” Kristen Wiig has taken her time where others most surely would have jumped at the first big paycheck. But now that Wiig has left “Saturday Night Live,” her schedule has opened up in a big way and she’s set to take advantage of that by teaming up with her “Anchorman: The Legend Continues” collaborators Will Ferrell and Adam McKay.

THR is reporting that Wiig has signed on to lead the indie comedy “Welcome to Me,” which will center on “a woman with dissociative personality disorder who wins the lottery and decides to spend her winnings on a cable access talk show about her life.” Although the above synopsis is all we have to go on, it seems that film will essentially be a one-woman show, a direct contrast to the ensemble that lead “Bridesmaids” to the top of the box office. We can’t wait to see what Wiig does with the role.

The film, which will be produced through Ferrell and McKay’s Gary Sanchez Productions, was written by Eliot Laurence, a former staff writer on something called “The Big Gay Sketch Show” for the Oxygen network, and will be directed by McKay’s wife, Shira Piven, who last helmed the 2011 indie comedy “Fully Loaded.”

There’s currently no start date set for “Welcome to Me” but you’ll be able to catch Wiig later this year in “Girl Most Likely” (formerly “Imogene”), “Despicable Me 2,” “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” and the aforementioned “Anchorman” sequel which arrives just in time for Christmas on December 20th.

This article is related to: Kristen Wiig, Welcome To Me


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates