New project from 'Bridesmaids' writers in the works
January 24th, 2012
01:15 PM ET

New project from 'Bridesmaids' writers in the works

An Oscar nod for best original screenplay was a far cry from Annie Mumolo and Kristen Wiig’s humble hopes for their now nominated “Bridesmaids.”

“When we wrote this movie, we were just hoping to get a movie made. That was our goal,” Mumolo told CNN. “Getting the movie made really was a dream come true. [A nomination] is beyond anything I could have imagined.”

Despite the Academy’s praises - Melissa McCarthy is nominated for best supporting actress for her role in the comedy - there’s not a “Bridesmaids” sequel in the works.

“'Bridesmaids' was so special, and such a unique experience," Mumolo said. “Now we’re just letting it be...The creative part of you just likes to do different things.”

Mumolo said she and Wiig are gearing up to write a new project, though she wouldn’t divulge anything further.

When asked if she intended “Bridesmaids” to be the cultural marker that it's been, Mumolo said, “We were surprised in the beginning that it was such a shock to people. That six women on a [movie] poster was going to cause such a ruckus.”

You write what you know, she added, so it came from a female point of view.

“We just wanted to write a good story.”

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  1. April

    I enjoyed the movie but see how it may not be everybody's taste. There is no denying that some of the performances were great though. Love Ms. Wiig and McCarthy. =)

    January 26, 2012 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Me

    When I rented it on DVD I was expecting to have aching sides, seeing how everyone was raving about it being on par with The Hangover. I had a few good laughs. I can think of many, many movies that are funnier than this one.

    January 26, 2012 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  3. Lisa

    AWESOME movie! When I saw it in theatres I about fell out of my seat. Can't wait for their next movie!

    January 26, 2012 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  4. dido

    I thought the movie was just okay.

    January 25, 2012 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Superhiro

    Was this movie really that big a deal?

    January 24, 2012 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jesse

      This is really simple: it made a ton of money because a lot of people went to see it because their friends saw it first, really liked it, then told them to go see it. Any more brilliant questions?

      January 25, 2012 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mr.Mrs.T

      And oh yeah, it was hilarious.

      January 25, 2012 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse |
  6. carrieanne

    OH MY GOD! Someone please take the pen away from them!

    January 24, 2012 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Observer

    And you just know that thsi will be more.

    January 24, 2012 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      Glad to see you're focussing your political outrage in a useful, productive way by denigrating a... comedy. The country's conservatives appreciate your diligence.

      January 25, 2012 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |

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