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Kristen Wiig, Director Debut With TriStar

Daisy Ramirez |
June 12, 2014 | 1:56 p.m. PDT

Staff Reporter

Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo will team up again (Hollywood_com/ Twitter)
Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo will team up again (Hollywood_com/ Twitter)
TriStar may just be onto something big. The production studio and the comedy-duo who brought you “Bridesmaid,” Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo, are teaming up once more.

It is confirmed that the pair will produce, write, and star in the upcoming Tom Rothman’s TriStar new comedy film. Although it is still too early to know the production details, The New York Times reports the film’s story revolves around two best friends “who find themselves in over their heads and out of their depths, which were, perhaps, not too deep to begin with.” 

Not only will “Bridesmaid” fans see Wiig and Mumolo reunite on the big screen. They will also be able to witness the first film ever directed by Kristen Wiig herself. Both ladies have expressed their excitement to write the new film and the upcoming director, Wiig, has stated “I’ve been wanting to direct for some time now. This seems like the perfect first project.” 

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Both Wiig and Mumolo wrote and starred on the 2011 comedy hit film, “Bridesmaid.” Directed by Paul Feig and produced by Judd Apatow, the movie was a critical and commercial success. Budgeted at $32 million the film garnered over $288 million worldwide

Asides from receiving an Academy Award nomination back in 2011, the female driven-film made a positive statement about women in comedy. “Bridesmaid” demonstrated that an all-women cast could also be as successful as a male-driven cast seen in “The Hangover” and “The Expendables” films.  

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Mumolo has appeared in the 2005 film “Bewitched” and has also been part of television shows “Two and a Half Men.” She has recently written a screenplay for Fox 2000 films on the life of Miracle Mop inventor, Joy Mangano. Which will star Jennifer Lawrence and David O Russell will serve as director. 

Wiig, a former member at Saturday Night Live, credits with appearances in films “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” and “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.” She has also lend her voice for animated films, “Despicable Me 2” and “How to Train Your Dragon 2.”

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Mumolo and Wiig are both notable women in the film industry. Now that both are set to be work together once more, audiences are sure to be in for a laugh. TriStar Productions’ Executive, Tom Rothman has also expressed his enthusiasm, “ these two supremely talented ladies are always ahead of the comedy curve, and as we at TriStar push for originality, we are lucky as hell to be in business with them. The chance to hopefully make Kristen's first film as a director is the cherry on top."

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