Duo to work on 'SNL' thesp's first starring role
Paul Feig and Judd Apatow are set to reteam for the first time since working together on Feig’s short-lived but critically acclaimed high school series “Freaks and Geeks.”
Feig will direct and Apatow will produce the untitled Kristen Wiig project for Universal Pictures, which will mark Wiig’s first bigscreen starring role.
Wiig, the latest “SNL” castmember to topline a bigscreen comedy, penned the pic with writing partner Annie Mumolo.
Studio, which is fast-tracking the project for a possible spring start, is keeping the logline under wraps, but it is described as revolving around women competing to plan a friend’s wedding party.
Apatow, who was a writer, director and exec producer on “Freaks and Geeks,” is producing through his Apatow Prods. shingle alongside Barry Mendel.
Feig is exec producing, and Wiig and Mumolo are co-producing.
Feig, the creator of “Freaks and Geeks,” most recently directed the holiday comedy “Unaccompanied Minors,” in which Wiig appeared in a small role. He is repped by CAA.
Wiig has a handful of movies in the can including the comedies “MacGruber” and “Date Night.” She is repped by UTA and manager Naomi Odenkirk.
Mumolo is repped by UTA and Thruline Entertainment.