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FREAKS AND GEEKS Vets Apatow & Feig Reteaming For Kristen Wiig Movie!!

Published at: Feb. 16, 2010, 9:35 p.m. CST by hercules

I am – Hercules!!
SNL star Kristen Wiig has co-written a screenplay for a movie once called “Bridesmaids,” and the Universal project has reunited “Freaks and Geeks” masterminds Judd Apatow, who will produce the project, and Paul Feig, who will direct. According to Variety:
… it is described as revolving around women competing to plan a friend's wedding party.
Apatow’s post-"Geeks" big-screen work includes writing and directing the hilarious “40-Year-Old Virgin,” “Knocked Up” and “Funny People,” and producing “Anchorman,” “Talladega Nights,” “Step Brothers,” “Superbad,” “Walk Hard,” “Pineapple Express” and “Forgetting Sarah Marshall.” Feig’s post-“Geeks” big-screen career has been less distinguished; his feature directorial credits include “I Am David” (I haven’t seen it, but it snags a 38 on Rotten Tomatoes) and the completely awful “Unaccompanied Minors” (which did not do as well as “David” on the Tomatometer). On the upside, Feig has directed episodes of an extraordinary number of great TV series, including “Geeks,” “The Office,” “Mad Men,” “Weeds,” “Arrested Development,” “Parks and Recreation,” and Apatow’s “Undeclared.” “Bridesmaids” will mark the first time Wiig has played the central role in a major motion picture. Her supporting turns have graced “Minors,” “Sarah Marshall,” “Walk Hard” and “Knocked Up.” Find Variety’s story on the matter here.

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  • Feb. 16, 2010, 9:32 p.m. CST

    Really?

    by wellk

  • Feb. 16, 2010, 9:33 p.m. CST

    Kristen Wiig is hot

    by DOGSOUP

    Because funny women are sexy.

  • Feb. 16, 2010, 9:44 p.m. CST

    Judd Apatow is no longer a sign of quality.....

    by HordePrime

    After the mediocre Knocked up and the awful, self-indulgent Funny People, it's become clear that Apatow is more interested in showing off his Hollywood connections and having his friends and family jerk each other off for long stretches of time, than make a decent movie.

  • Feb. 16, 2010, 9:49 p.m. CST

    Uuuuuuh, no.

    by KonkBob

  • Feb. 16, 2010, 9:50 p.m. CST

    Wiig is indeed hot in EXTRACT

    by ROBRAM89

    I wasn't sure how I felt about her until then, but she's got this weird sex appeal going on in that movie.

  • Feb. 16, 2010, 9:57 p.m. CST

    gee, it's about a friggin wedding

    by Reno

    How original.

  • Feb. 16, 2010, 9:57 p.m. CST

    Kristin Wiig is funny

    by Darth Busey

    but she should not be headlining a movie. Unless its a home movie. And even then, she's probably better off playing the wacky neighbor.

  • Feb. 16, 2010, 10:12 p.m. CST

    i smell

    by frank cotton

    lots of estrogen

  • Feb. 16, 2010, 10:14 p.m. CST

    Herc, we write movie titles in ALL CAPS

    by YackBacker

    Go back to coax, ya amateur!

  • Feb. 16, 2010, 10:14 p.m. CST

    she's awesome in MacGruber also

    by Spaz Medicine

    .

  • Feb. 16, 2010, 10:19 p.m. CST

    Wiig better not bring that ass around here, I'd tear it up!

    by Onin Solstice

    Good to see her get her own film. Hope it works out. Very few do the SNL to movie thing very smoothly.

  • Feb. 16, 2010, 10:52 p.m. CST

    http://tinyurl.com/ygkqshp

    by Gh0ulardi

    Ghost Town, Adventureland, Extract, Whip It, MacGruber..<br> - always weird to me when, in an article, they leave out well-known projects in their little listing of the actor's previous work. <br><br> oh, and yeah, she's mad foxy: <br><br> http://tinyurl.com/c8w3jr<br> http://tinyurl.com/yaltryj<br> http://tinyurl.com/yz6upps<br> http://tinyurl.com/d6qv2o<br> http://tinyurl.com/ylc84xn

  • Feb. 16, 2010, 10:53 p.m. CST

    She was sexy in Whip It too

    by DOGSOUP

    But then it's hard not to be sexy beating the crap out of people at 40mph in short skirts and fishnets

  • Feb. 17, 2010, 12:25 a.m. CST

    Lynch and Lucas, animated

    by slummingangel

    This animation is hilarious! Why doesn't Harry post this? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLAyo1wE4Vo

  • Feb. 17, 2010, 12:43 a.m. CST

    After giving it some thought

    by Box_Bruceleitner

    This could actually be a good movie, I mean at least there's some talent behind it, could be funny. Women need a quality comedy to get behind after abortions like All About Steve, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past and Bride Wars. The only really decent comedy films in the past decade have been mostly aimed at the male demographic, I know there are definitely some funny women out there (Wiig) so I hope it works!

  • Feb. 17, 2010, 1:03 a.m. CST

    Wiig ain't all that

    by liljuniorbrown

    Not commenting on her looks, but her comedy. I'm just saying shit like the Target lady and Gilly isn't funny to me. I did think she was funny as shit in Walk Hard though.Apatow might be hit or miss but Funny People was horrid.

  • Feb. 17, 2010, 1:09 a.m. CST

    Get Kristen Wiig and Anna Faris in the same movie

    by DOGSOUP

  • Feb. 17, 2010, 1:41 a.m. CST

    Wiig is great in Knocked Up

    by MacReady452

    and Knocked Up gets a total pass for setting the movie off With "Oh Baby I like it Raw. Oh Baby I like it RAAAAAWWWW!" O.D.B....R.I.P.

  • Feb. 17, 2010, 3:44 a.m. CST

    Sounds lame

    by Cobb05

    Kristen Wiig is pretty funny, but you'd think she'd pick a better movie to star in. I mean why couldn't she come up with something original. Why did it have to be about weddings? It's probably not going to be a funny movie. It'll just be another corny chick flick, trying to be funny.

  • Feb. 17, 2010, 5:53 a.m. CST

    BridesMaid Wars?

    by Crow3711

    Didn't this movie suck last year when Anne Hathaway was in it? weird.

  • Feb. 17, 2010, 8:01 a.m. CST

    3D?

    by JamesT

    There needs to be a moratorium for at least 10 years on wedding based movies.

  • Feb. 17, 2010, 8:06 a.m. CST

    Wiig is hot in the SNL Lawrence Welk parodies

    by DoctorZoidberg

  • Feb. 17, 2010, 11:23 a.m. CST

    well at least the girlfriend will enjoy seeing this

    by AnYangBluth

  • Feb. 17, 2010, 1:57 p.m. CST

    sounds like total garbage

    by celebritydave

    is this a companion piece to "Bride Wars"?

  • Feb. 17, 2010, 2:41 p.m. CST

    Wiig as Stephanie Plum

    by Ray Garraty #47

    Wiig for Stephanie Plum. The novels are pablum, but they have some funny parts.

  • Feb. 17, 2010, 6:13 p.m. CST

    Apatow puts profit above above quality these days

    by Hobbitism

    Freaks and Geeks, Forty Year Old Virgin were classics, but nowadays he's creatively and comedically bankrupt. As proof, you need not look any further than GET HIM TO THE GREEK starring untalented people like Russell Brand, P.Diddy, Jonah Hill, Pink, Christina Aguilera, Lars Ulrich, Katy Perry, etc. It's gonna be a veritable who's who of talentless pricks and sellouts.

  • Feb. 17, 2010, 6:48 p.m. CST

    I love Kristen!

    by heyscot

    Yaaaaaay!

  • Feb. 17, 2010, 6:50 p.m. CST

    p.s. holy cow!

    by heyscot

    http://images1.fanpop.com/images/photos/1800000/kristen-wiig-kristen-wiig-1867503-827-1045.jpg

  • Feb. 17, 2010, 6:51 p.m. CST

    lame, take out the spaces in the URL

    by heyscot

  • Feb. 17, 2010, 11:42 p.m. CST

    If Apatow retired tomorrow and somebdoy took his place

    by AnYangBluth

    the world would be a better place. I can think of a 1000 comedians and film producers who would and could make better movies than Apatow. He just needs to go away and fast.

  • Feb. 18, 2010, 6:35 a.m. CST

    I just dont find judd apatow..

    by emeraldboy

    movies funny. overhyped? yes. Funny? no.

  • Feb. 19, 2010, 3:06 a.m. CST

    heyscot

    by Gh0ulardi

    bro check out the links in my post <br>i already gave a much higher rez version of that pic.<br>among others

  • Feb. 19, 2010, 7:05 a.m. CST

    Apatow and Wiig are funny you bunch of weird

    by pr1c3y

    antsy fucked up little geeks who just look for any reason to complain. Whoever above said Russel Brand and Jonah Hill have no talent should just go back to masturbating over Miley Cyrus and leave the movies to us grown folk.

  • Feb. 21, 2010, 11:42 p.m. CST

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