Kristen Wiig Plans Her Directorial Debut

On a new comedy she's written with Bridesmaids' Annie Mumolo

Kristen Wiig Plans Her Directorial Debut

by James White |
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Given the success they had collaborating on Bridesmaids, it’s not surprising that Kristen Wiig and writing partner Annie Mumolo have been offered the chance to write for various studios. They’ve taken their time deciding where to go – and to both work on other things – but have now landed at TriStar for an untitled comedy that Wiig will direct and in which they’ll both star.

Little is known about the film so far, aside from its comedic tone and the fact that the actresses are playing best friends who find themselves far outside of their comfort zone when they try something new. Wiig may be able to relate as she calls the shots for the first time, though they’ve both had enough input into previous movies they’ve worked on that it won’t be as much of a leap for her as it might be for others.

“We’re very excited to be writing,” Wiig and Mumolo said in a statement nabbed by The New York Times. “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.”

Wiig was last seen in The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty and had a voice cameo in Her. She’ll be heard once more in How To Train Your Dragon 2 (due on June 24) and seen in The Skeleton Twins, **Welcome To Me **and Nasty Baby. Mumolo, meanwhile, has a role in the TV series adapted from About A Boy and has written Joy, which Fox 2000 wants David O. Russell to direct with Jennifer Lawrence starring.

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