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Casting Watch: Wiig and Hader Will Be 'The Skeleton Twins' in Duplass-Produced Comedy

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood November 8, 2012 at 4:06PM

Kristen Wiig and and her former SNL co-star Bill Hader are attached to star in the indie comedy "The Skeleton Twins," which will be co-produced by brothers Mark and Jay Duplass and the financier, Venture Forth.
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Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader in 2009's "Adventureland"
Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader in 2009's "Adventureland"

Kristen Wiig and and her former SNL co-star Bill Hader are attached to star in the indie comedy "The Skeleton Twins," which will be co-produced by brothers Mark and Jay Duplass and the financier, Venture Forth.

"Black Swan" scribe Mark Heyman wrote the script, which will be directed by Craig Johnson ("True Adolescents"). Luke Wilson is also set to star in the film, which centers on estranged twins Maggie (Wiig) and Milo (Hader) who happen to both cheat death on the same day, causing Maggie to question her marriage to Lance (Wilson), and Milo to return to an ex-lover.

Wiig stars in the upcoming "Imogene," which debuted at the Toronto Film Festival. She also will star opposite Guy Pierce in "Hateship, Friendship." Hader will be in "The To Do List," which releases in February 2013.

This isn't the first big-screen outing in which Hader and Wiig have been cast together; they played goofy husband-and-wife park owners in Greg Mottola's "Adventureland" in 2009.

This article is related to: CASTING WATCH, News, Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Luke Wilson


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.