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The Bridesmaids Effect: Kristen Wiig Gets the Green Light for Imogene

by Melissa Silverstein
July 13, 2011 2:00 AM
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Multiple sources are reporting that Bridesmaids star Kristin Wiig will next take on the dark comedy Imogene written by Michelle Morgan and to be directed by American Splendor directors Shari Springer Bergman and Robert Pulcini. The film will be produced by Alix Madigan of Anonymous Content (she was one of the producers on Winter's Bone) and Celine Rattray and Trudie Styler who launch their new company Maven Pictures with this film.

Here's how Wiig described the film to The Playlist:

It’s basically about a girl who kind of pretends to kill herself,” she stopped for a comedic pause, “Starting off really funny, isn’t it? She does it to get her recently ex-boyfriend’s attention. She ends up having to go live with her mom, whom she hasn’t seen in years. It’s kind of about going back home, so she finds her life again and gets reintroduced to her family, kind of a coming home story.

Film will begin shooting in NYC on August 8.

Kristen Wiig Starring in Dark Comedy ‘Imogene’ From ‘American Splendor’ Directors (/Film)

Kristen Wiig to Star in, Executive Produce 'Imogene' for Maven Pictures (HR)

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