Kristen Wiig joins Robert De Niro in Sean Penn's The Comedian
The internet world can’t get enough of the will she or won’t she when it comes to Kristen Wiig doing a sequel to BRIDESMAIDS. Essentially, it boils down to Kristen Wiig’s desire to do something different and to avoid being trapped in a certain type of role. So next up for the female comedian is a role in Sean Penn’s THE COMEDIAN, which has already locked Robert De Niro. In the film, Wiig will be the love interest to De Niro’s retired comedian who is trying to get his life back on track after he attacked a heckler. It doesn’t sound like a game changing role for Wiig, but I’m sure the chance to work with De Niro and Penn was enough of a draw.
Regarding the BRIDESMAIDS sequel; I’ve said this before, but I’ll reiterate that I think a sequel will eventually happen. Wiig is taking the artistic route right now, but Universal will keep adding zeroes on the end of that check and eventually she’ll come back. Every major star needs a franchise to fall back on and this is hers. As for THE COMEDIAN, it’s due to start shooting in June, during Wiig’s SNL break.
Source: NY Mag
Posted by: Brad Sturdivant