Kristen Wiig, Annie Mumolo Set 'Bridesmaids' Follow-Up at Lionsgate
'Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar' will be produced by Gloria Sanchez Productions.
Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo — the duo behind the hit film Bridesmaids — are reteaming for a new comedy that is now set up at Lionsgate.
Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar follows best friends Barb (Wiig) and Star (Mumolo), who leave their small Midwestern town for the first time to go on vacation in Vista Del Mar, Florida, where they soon find themselves tangled up in a villain’s evil plot to kill everyone in town.
Wiig and Mumolo co-wrote the script for the pic, which will be directed by Josh Greenbaum and is slated for a 2020 release.
Gloria Sanchez Productions — the female-focused production banner founded and led by Jessica Elbaum, Will Ferrell and Adam McKay — will produce, along with Wiig and Mumolo.
“It is such an honor that Kristen and Annie have entrusted us with their follow-up to Bridesmaids. Their projects offer a rare combination of big laughs, big heart and female empowerment that everyone will love — men and women, young and old,” Lionsgate Motion Picture Group president Nathan Kahane said Wednesday in a statement.
“I’m so excited to be a part of this movie which showcases Kristen and Annie’s original, fresh, and undeniably hilarious voice in spades,” said Greenbaum, whose directing credits include episodes of Fresh Off the Boat, Single Parents and New Girl. “I’m also always looking for projects with titles that rhyme, so it really all worked out on this one.”
Meredith Wieck and Jim Miller will oversee production for the studio.
Wiig, who is repped by UTA and Jackoway Austen, is set for Wonder Woman follow-up Wonder Woman 1984 and StudioCanal's A Boy Called Christmas.
Mumolo's onscreen credits includes Amazon's Transparent and Netflix's Lady Dynamite and features Bad Moms, The Boss and Afternoon Delight. She is repped by UTA, Thruline and Jackoway Austen.