Kristen Wiig Joins the Cast of ‘Downsizing’

Great news! Kristen Wiig will star alongside Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz and Hong Chau in Paramount’s social satire Downsizing, with Alexander Payne directing. Wiig is taking the place of Reese Witherspoon, who withdrew recently due to scheduling conflicts. Downsizing centers on an Omaha man who joins the throngs of people undergoing a new process that reduces people to a tiny fraction of their size before moving to one of the many communities of small people that are sprouting up around the world. Payne is co-writing the script with Jim Taylor, and production will begin this spring.