Kristen Wiig is on the talk show circuit.
She’s promoting the MaGruber movie, which opens in theaters May 21st. Critics say it’s the funniest movie to come out of “Saturday Night Live,” and the trailers I’ve seen so far support that.
It’s great to see Kristen doing more film work. She’s one of — if not the – funniest women on television today, and has managed to steal scenes with the small roles she’s had to date in movies like Knocked Up and Ghost Town.
So, I was excited when she told Jimmy Fallon last night that she is shooting a movie this summer that she co-wrote. I could only imagine the hilariously creative starring role that Kristen would write for herself.
Get this — it’s a wedding movie. Circa Bride Wars. But she’s not the bride. She’s the friend of the bride, fighting to plan the wedding for her bride friend.
Wow. That’s amazingly original. It’s so original, I used a recent, poorly rated and received movie to describe it.
Don’t get me wrong — I want it to be amazing. With Kristen and Maya Rudolph as her co-star, it has tremendous talent and potential.
I just hope the movie can transcend its very tired stereotype.