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Kristen Wiig is in talks to star in Alexander Payne’s Downsizing opposite Matt Damon.
The film follows an Omaha man who joins the throngs of people undergoing a new process that reduces people to a tiny fraction of their size, allowing them to live in one of the many miniature communities that are sprouting up around the world.
Christoph Waltz, Jason Sudeikis, Neil Patrick Harris and Alec Baldwin are also attached to the project.
Wiig is replacing Reese Witherspoon, who left the Paramount project because of scheduling issues.
Payne co-wrote the screenplay with Jim Taylor and is producing with Mark Johnson. Taylor and Jim Burke are executive producing.
The film will reunite Wiig and Damon, who recently starred in The Martian. Wiig’s other recent projects include Zoolander 2, and she’ll next be seen in Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters. Wiig is repped by UTA and Jackoway Tyerman.
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