Comedy superstar and budding drama actor Kristen Wiig is set to direct her first movie. Variety reports that the SNL alum will direct and costar with her longtime friend and collaborator Annie Mumolo in an upcoming movie where they play “best friends who find themselves in over their heads and out of their depth.” While no further details on the project have been revealed, Wiig and Mumolo released the following statement: “We’re very excited to be writing. We will be going into a cave for months to finish. An actual cave. We found one that’s nice and big. We’re putting a couch in there.” And here’s a statement from Tom Rothman of TriStar Productions with a hint of what to expect from the film:
Kristen and Annie assured me that the film will be a searing and depressing drama, which is what the world needs right now. So we grabbed it. Perhaps more to the point, these two supremely talented ladies are always ahead of the comedy curve and as we at TriStar push for originality, we are lucky as hell to be in business with them. The chance to hopefully make Kristen’s first film as a director is the cherry on top.