It appears that, between shots on Anchorman: The Legend Continues, Kristen Wiig has been talking to co-star Will Ferrell and director Adam McKay about future projects. The actress is now lined up to star in an indie comedy called Welcome To Me that Ferrell and McKay’s Gary Sanchez company will produce.
Keeping things in the family, Shira Piven – who happens to be married to Adam McKay – will direct the film, working from a script by Eliot Laurence.
Welcome To Me will focus on a woman with dissociative identity disorder (also sometimes called multiple personality disorder) who wins a huge haul on the lottery and decides that the best use of her newfound wealth is a cable access talk show about her life.
The team at talent agency UTA (which happens to represent Wiig, Ferrell and McKay) is gathering the finance to make the movie and sell the distribution rights.
Wiig has been seriously busy since leaving Saturday Night Live. This year alone she’ll appear in The Skeleton Twins, Girl Most Likely, Hateship, Loveship, Despicable Me 2 (which just put out a trailer), The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty and, because you knew we’d mention it, Anchorman: The Legend Continues.