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Kristen Wiig to Direct, Star, and Co-Write a Bridesmaids Follow-Up with Annie Mumolo

Women and Hollywood By Inkoo Kang | Women and Hollywood June 12, 2014 at 10:37AM

The unnamed comedy will mark Wiig's directorial debut.
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Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo
Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo

The writing team behind Bridesmaids is finally reuniting to make another female-friendship comedy. 

Wiig will sit in the director's chair for the first time in the unnamed project. The former SNL star and her writing partner Annie Mumolo will pen the script together and share producing and starring credits. The duo were previously nominated for a best original screenplay Oscar for Bridesmaids

Their new project will be about a pair of gal pals who get in over their heads. About what, in what context, in what way -- Wiig and Mumolo are keeping mum about those details for now. 

"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," joked Wiig and Mumolo in a statement. 

"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," said TriStar head Tom Rothman. "The chance to hopefully make Kristen's first film as a director is the cherry on top."

[via THR]

This article is related to: Annie Mumolo, Bridesmaids, Women Comedians, Women Directors, Kristen Wiig, Women Writers


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