Kristen Wiig to Make Directorial Debut With Bridesmaids Screenwriter

Kristen Wiig is re-teaming with Annie Mumolo, her Bridesmaids co-writer, to write, produce, and star in an upcoming comedy for TriStar. The film will also serve as Wiig's directorial debut.

Details about the movie are pretty light right now, but according to The Hollywood Reporter, Wiig and Mumolo will "play best friends who find themselves in over their heads and out of their depths." (So, anything? The movie could be anything.) In a statement released about the film, the duo described their upcoming writing process:

"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."

TriStar Productions chairman Tom Rothman expressed his excitement to THR:

"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."

Hmmm. Is it going to be a "Gilly" movie, though? Very strange how neither Wiig nor Rothman denied that it will be a "Gilly" movie.

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