Archive for the Rumored Projects category
Here’s a fantastic piece of news! According to The Wrap (and pretty much all the news-sites on the Internet) Kristen Wiig will star in Sony Pictures’ all-female reboot of the iconic Ghostbusters!! She’ll play one of the four leads along with Melissa McCarthy and Saturday Night Live cast members Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. Paul Feig is attached to direct, which would mark a Bridesmaids reunion for him, Wiig and McCarthy. Feig himself tipped off social media to the potential stars by tweeting a photo of all four ladies.
Plans for the franchise first surfaced in October, when Feig said he wanted to stay faithful to the beloved original movies starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson and the late Harold Ramis. Kate Dippold wrote the screenplay for the reboot of the iconic comedy, and filming is expected to begin this Spring. The new Ghostbusters will be released on July 22, 2016, Feig tweeted.
According to Deadline, Jessica Chastain and Kristen Wiig are circling the lead female roles opposite Matt Damon in The Martian, the film that Ridley Scott will next direct for Fox. Penned by Cabin in the Woods helmer Drew Goddard, and based on the book by Andy Weir, it’s a realistic story of an astronaut stranded on Mars. These talks are early, and Chastain is apparently further along in negotiations than Wiig. The project sounds interesting to say the least; here’s to hoping that it’ll happen!
Remember when Kristen Wiig was rumored to star in an action comedy from the writers of the critically acclaimed The Descendants (and now directors of The Way, Way Back as well) about two years ago? Won’t blame you if you don’t. However, The Wrap has now confirmed her participation in the project, as well as provided us with a starting date and some casting updates! Jim Rash and Nat Faxon will direct Kristen Wiig from their own script, in the movie called The Heart, about a cash-strapped woman (Kristen Wiig) who agrees to transport black market organs with a man she just met. Sam Rockwell and Allison Janney are in talks to join Wiig, with production scheduled to begin in May in North Carolina. So excited for this film – Wiig in a comedy starring-role, great directors, a strong supporting cast, what more would you want? – can’t wait to read more. What do you think of The Heart so far?
According to The Wrap (via The Playlist), Kristen Wiig is in talks to join the upcoming drama Nasty Baby, alongside TV On The Radio frontman and sometimes actor Tunde Adebimpe. The movie will see two men (Adebimpe and director Sebastian Silva himself), who enlist their best friend Anna to help them have a baby. But when the sperm of one of the dudes isn’t working, the responsibility shifts to the other and problems arise. The picture will be set in Fort Greene, Brooklyn and will play against its multicultural backdrop, but even more, it’s lining up a solid supporting cast. Alia Shawkat and Mark Margolis are slated along withDennis O’Hare and Reg. E Cathey. Sounds pretty interesting, right? What do you think of the latest project?
Kristen Wiig’s profile in Hollywood sure has risen in the past year. And as we reported a few weeks ago, she’s meeting with director Rob Marshall for the female lead in The Thin Man opposite Johnny Depp. Now sources tell Variety that the director and studio view her as one of their top contenders for the part along with Emma Stone and Emily Blunt! Can you imagine Kristen being top-billed after Johnny Depp? So exciting, and so well-deserved. Really hoping she’ll get the part!
According to The Tracking Board, Oscar-nominated screenwriters Nat Faxon and Jim Rash (The Descendants) are at it again, this time with a new action-comedy pitch with Kristen Wiig attached to to star. Kevin Walsh is attached to produce. Currently plot details are under wraps, but more information is expected to be released in the coming days. I’m very excited for this movie – Kristen Wiig and the writers of The Descendants? Count me in! Kristen truly is well on her way to create a fantastic career for herself.