Wiig grabs DW's 'Ghost,' indie 'Pretty'


Hot on the heels of her scene-stealing role in the comedy "Knocked Up," "Saturday Night Live" star Kristen Wiig has landed two film roles.

First, she will join the cast of the DreamWorks' "Ghost Town," starring Ricky Gervais and Greg Kinnear.

Wiig will play the surgeon of Gervais' character in the David Koepp-helmed comedy, which centers on a dentist (Gervais) who has a near-death experience during routine surgery and gains the ability to see dead people who ask him for help in contacting the living.

She also has been cast as the female lead role opposite Paul Giamatti and Billy Crudup in the indie comedy "Pretty Bird," written and directed by Paul Schneider and produced by Giamatti.

Wiig also will be seen in "Walk Hard," which Sony releases Dec. 14. She also stars in the upcoming GreeneStreet film "Bill," opposite Aaron Eckhart, Jessica Alba and Elizabeth Banks, and Sony's "Brothers Solomon," opposite Will Arnett and Will Forte, which opens next month.

Wiig, who returns in the fall for her third season on "SNL," is repped by UTA, Odenkirk Talent Management and attorney Karl Austen.