'SNL's' Wiig on pace for 'Walk Hard'


Kristen Wiig is in final negotiations to co-star opposite John C. Reilly and Jenna Fischer in Columbia Pictures' comedy "Walk Hard" for producer Judd Apatow.

Directed by Jake Kasdan from a script by Apatow and Kasdan, the film centers on a singer (Reilly) who overcomes adversity to become a musical legend. Wiig will play the role of Edith, wife of Reilly's character.

The film is scheduled to start shooting this month in Los Angeles.

Sony's Matthew Tolmach and Jonathan Kadin are shepherding the project for the studio.

Wiig, who is in her second season on "Saturday Night Live," will play the female lead in Columbia's upcoming comedy "The Brothers Solomon," opposite Will Arnett and Will Forte. She also co-stars in Apatow's upcoming Universal comedy "Knocked Up" and in the indie "Bill," opposite Aaron Eckhart, Jessica Alba and Elizabeth Banks.

Wiig is repped by UTA and Odenkirk Talent Management.