FREAKS AND GEEKS Vets Apatow & Feig Reteaming For Kristen Wiig Movie!!
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
Feb. 16, 2010, 9:33 p.m. CST
Because funny women are sexy.
Feb. 16, 2010, 9:44 p.m. CST
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
Feb. 16, 2010, 9:50 p.m. CST
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
Feb. 16, 2010, 9:57 p.m. CST
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
by frank cotton
lots of estrogen
Feb. 16, 2010, 10:14 p.m. CST
Go back to coax, ya amateur!
Feb. 16, 2010, 10:14 p.m. CST
by Spaz Medicine
Feb. 16, 2010, 10:19 p.m. CST
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
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
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
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
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
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
Feb. 17, 2010, 1:41 a.m. CST
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
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
Didn't this movie suck last year when Anne Hathaway was in it? weird.
Feb. 17, 2010, 8:01 a.m. CST
There needs to be a moratorium for at least 10 years on wedding based movies.
Feb. 17, 2010, 8:06 a.m. CST
Feb. 17, 2010, 11:23 a.m. CST
Feb. 17, 2010, 1:57 p.m. CST
is this a companion piece to "Bride Wars"?
Feb. 17, 2010, 2:41 p.m. CST
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
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
Feb. 17, 2010, 6:50 p.m. CST
Feb. 17, 2010, 6:51 p.m. CST
Feb. 17, 2010, 11:42 p.m. CST
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
movies funny. overhyped? yes. Funny? no.
Feb. 19, 2010, 3:06 a.m. CST
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
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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