After co-writing and starring in the hit summer movie Bridesmaids, Kristen Wiig has received a lot of attention from the big wigs of Hollywood. The newfound star is using her performance in the sixth highest grossing romantic comedy, to get a new flick off the ground.
Variety reports, Kristen received a pickup for Imogene, an indie comedy she's advocated for a while. The film has been a passion project for Kristen for more than two years. Her brand new star power has pushed production to start August 8 in NYC.
"With Michelle Morgan's remarkable script, we were incredibly fortunate to attract Kristen, who gave such an extraordinary performance in Bridesmaids,” producers Alix Madigan and Steve Golin stated.
Kristen will lead as rather successful New York playwright who stages a fake suicide attempt to win back her ex-boyfriend, only to end up being forced into the custody of her gambling-addict mother.