Comedic actress Kristen Wiig is coming off the D.C Comics sequel “Wonder Woman 1984” and ridiculous destination comedy “Barb & Star Go To Vista Del Mar.” Her next role sounds like it could be slightly more mature and adult than recent material.
A new report coming from Deadline says Wigg has landed the lead role in “The Husbands,” based on an upcoming novel from Chandler Baker. Baker will also adapt the screenplay. The rights to the new book coming out this August were secured by MGM Studios and Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment.
In the new film, she’ll play an overworked mother who gets involved with a group of high-powered women and agrees to take on a legal case when one of the group’s supportive husbands suffers an untimely death. “The Husbands” sounds like it will be skewing more in the realm of a thriller than Kristen Wiig’s usual comedy projects.
A director wasn’t named yet, but we’re sure the package will be shopped around to potential contenders.
If you weren’t already aware of the massive industry news concerning the legacy studio, MGM Studios is in the process of by acquired by streaming giant Amazon for a hefty $8.45 billion. It seems plausible to assume that “The Husbands” might end up becoming a Prime Video exclusive release.
Wiig is keeping busy as she is reuniting with “Bridesmaids” co-writer Annie Mumolo for the untitled Disney film focusing on the evil step-sisters from the iconic “Cinderella” and is currently shooting on Peacock‘s “MacGruber” series alongside Will Forte.