According to Deadline, Millennium Entertainment has nabbed U.S. distribution rights to Welcome to Me, starring Kristen Wiig. Also starring Wes Bentley, Linda Cardellini and Joan Cusack, the film first premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. The project, directed by Shira Piven from a screenplay by Eliot Laurence, centers on a fame-obsessed lottery winner named Alice. She decides to spent her winnings on a TV show about herself. Millennium is planning a 2015 release for the film.
“In Welcome to Me, Shira Piven has crafted an inspired film that features Kristen Wiig in a brilliantly funny and moving role,” said Bill Lee, CEO of Millennium Entertainment. “We’re so pleased to be in business with this tremendous group of filmmakers and look forward to bringing this very special film to audiences.”