Now that’s a long title we’ll all get used to typing more often! Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo are reuniting eight years after co-writing Bridesmaids in the upcoming comedy Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar, Lionsgate has announced. The film will be released in 2020. Wiig and Mumolo will write, produce, and star together in the film, with Josh Greenbaum directing. Jessica Elbaum of Gloria Sanchez Productions will produce the film alongside the two stars.
Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar tells the story of two best friends who leave their small midwestern town for the first time to go on vacation in Vista Del Mar, Florida, where they soon find themselves tangled up in adventure, love, and a villain’s evil plot to kill everyone in town.
“It is such an honor that Kristen and Annie have entrusted us with their follow up to ‘Bridesmaids.’ Their projects offer a rare combination of big laughs, big heart, and female empowerment that everyone will love – men and women, young and old. Barb and Star are true cultural icons in the making, and as they embark on this hilarious adventure, we are more than thrilled to partner with Kristen, Annie and Gloria Sanchez on what we know is going to be a great ride.”Lionsgate Motion Picture Group president Nathan Kahane
Director Josh Greenbaum continued praising the duo, saying “I’m so excited to be a part of this movie which showcases Kristen and Annie’s original, fresh and undeniably hilarious voice in spades. I’m also always looking for projects with titles that rhyme, so it really all worked out on this one.”
Producer Jessica Elbaum added, “Having the opportunity to work with and support such talented female artists like Kristen and Annie is the reason we created Gloria Sanchez. We are thrilled to be partnering with them on this project, and help them bring ‘Barb and Star’ to the big screen.”
Could we be more excited for this movie?!