Recently we learned that Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler would be teaming up again for another romantic comedy, and I was pretty excited about that. Some on-screen duos just make life happy, and I’m thrilled to report that another one is headed our way. After some talk, Kristen Wiig is now officially in the Anchorman sequel, but she and Will Ferrell also have a comedy of their own in the works. Click inside to learn more about Welcome To Me!
The Hollywood Reporter has the story:
Kristen Wiig is in talks to reteam with her Anchorman 2 cohorts Will Ferrell and Adam McKay on the indie comedy Welcome to Me.
The actress, who is shooting the McKay-helmed Anchorman: The Legend Continues opposite Ferrell, is eyeing the lead in the film that will be directed by McKay’s wife Shira Piven (Fully Loaded).
Eliot Laurence, a former staff writer on Oxygen’s The Big Gay Sketch Show, wrote the screenplay about a woman with dissociative personality disorder who wins the lottery and decides to spend her winnings on a cable access talk show about her life.
Recent films like Silver Linings Playbook have proved that comedy and mental illness could coexist and connect with theatergoers.
Since her tour de force in the hit Bridesmaids, Wiig has become one of Hollywood’s most in-demand actresses. She has five films in the can: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Despicable Me 2, Girl Most Likely, The Skeleton Twins and Hateship, Loveship.
I still get crazy-excited about new Will Ferrell movies (recently watched The Campaign, which was really fun), so this sounds like a good time to me. Plus, you can’t really go wrong with Kristen Wiig. I’m in!