It has been announced today that Kristen Wiig will star in the adaption of Chandler Baker’s novel The Husbands. You can read more about this awesome news below!
MGM has landed the rights to the novel The Husbands from New York Times best-selling author Chandler Baker, with Kristen Wiig attached to star and produce along with Plan B Entertainment. Baker will adapt for the screen, marking her feature screenwriting debut.
Baker will serve as an executive producer on the film. The Husbands will publish August 3 by Flatrion.
The Husbands follows an overworked mother who, while house hunting in a nice suburban neighborhood, meets a group of high-powered women with enviably supportive husbands. When she agrees to take on a legal case involving the untimely death of one resident’s husband, she risks exposing not only the secrets at the heart of her own marriage, but the true secret to having-it-all, one worth killing for.
Wiig recently starred in Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar which she co-wrote, produced, and starred in alongside Annie Mumolo. She also starred in Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman 1984, which premiered this past December. Wiig is currently co-writing the untitled Cinderella Evil Stepsisters film for Disney with Annie Mumolo and will be lending her voice for the next installment of the Despicable Me franchise. She is currently in production on the limited series MacGruber 2 for NBC’s Peacock, starring and co-written by Will Forte. Some of Wiig’s film credits include Downsizing, Mother, The Martian, Diary of a Teenage Girl, Skeleton Twins, Welcome to Me and Bridesmaids.Source: Deadline