I only know two people who had the gall to admit to me that they didn't like Bridesmaids, and they're both dead to me. Just kidding. It was awkward though, when I told them that I got Rebel Wilson's character's “Mexican drinking worm” tattoo, NOT for free, as an everlasting tribute to the film's band of wisecracking ladies and they were totally unimpressed. Whatever, losers.
While they probably won't be too excited about the news that the match-made-in-comedy-heaven duo who brought us Bridesmaids, Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo, are teaming up again to write, produce, and star in a new wide-release comedy, just about everyone else in the world is. As well as featuring Mumolo in her first starring role, this film will be Wiig's much anticipated directorial debut, adding to the shockingly (and depressingly) short list of female directors in Hollywood. With Wiig's copious showbiz and comedy experience, from her long and successful stint at Saturday Night Live, to co-writing Bridesmaids, I have no doubt that she'll do just as well behind the camera as she does in front of it. And though Mumolo's scene in Bridesmaids is short, her comedic chops as Wiig's anxious seatmate definitely made the airplane scene one of the funniest bits of the whole movie (and that's saying something).
Although the new comedy has been confirmed not to be a Bridesmaids sequel, the new film will be about “best friends who find themselves in over their heads and out of their depths, which were, perhaps, not too deep to begin with.” A vague, yet promising description.
Though no release date for the film has been set yet, rest assured. Wiig and Mumolo are on it. In a statement the two best buds and colleagues released, they said “We’re very excited to be writing...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.” Oh, to be a bat hanging out in that cave.
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