Kristen Wiig, Annie Mumolo team for new movie, Wiig will direct
June 12th, 2014
10:45 AM ET

Kristen Wiig, Annie Mumolo team for new movie, Wiig will direct

Rejoice! Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo, the duo behind 2011's rule-breaking comedy "Bridesmaids," are pairing up to write another feature film.

This time Wiig will be at the helm, marking her first foray into feature-length film directing.

According to The New York Times, Wiig and Mumolo are writing a movie about a pair of best friends in a town called Vista Del Mar who “find themselves in over their heads and out of their depths, which were, perhaps, not too deep to begin with.”

No release date is set for the project, but both filmmakers have expressed their devotion to the new project.

“We’re very excited to be writing, (and) we will be going into a cave for months to finish," the duo said in a statement. "An actual cave. We found one that’s nice and big. We’re putting a couch in there.”

Wherever they make their magic happen, there's already an audience eagerly waiting to see what they produce. With 2011's "Bridesmaids," Mumolo and Wiig not only changed perceptions of what a woman-led comedy looks like, but they also showed that a diversion from stereotypes sells very, very well. The movie was a hit with both men and women, earning $169 million domestically and going on to become a top-selling home video.

Of course when anything does that well at the box office, there's an immediate demand for a sequel - but Wiig wasn't interested.

"It wasn't a hard decision," Wiig told Harper's Bazaar in 2013. "We knew during the first one, this was it. We would have made a lot of money if there was a second one, but that's not my goal in my creative life."

Instead, the "Saturday Night Live" alum would rather focus on something new.

“I’ve been wanting to direct for some time now," Wiig told the NYT of her new movie with Mumolo. "This seems like the perfect first project.”


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  1. antano1970

    I like me some Wiig

    June 17, 2014 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |

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