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3/21/2013

Kristen Wiig reteams with Will Ferrell for indie comedy 'Welcome to Me'


It was quite a coup for Will Ferrell and Adam McKay to land fellow SNL alum Kristen Wiig for Anchorman: The Legend Continues. She's been one of the most in-demand actresses ever since Bridesmaids showed what she could do as a writer and star, with no less than five projects already wrapped and ready to go. It's clear that she and Ferrell have always been great together, which is why she'll be working with him and McKay again on a new indie comedy titled Welcome to Me.

THR reports Wiig is in talks for the lead role in the film, playing a woman with dissociative personality disorder who wins the lottery and spends the money on a cable access TV show about her life. McKay's wife Shara Piven (Fully Loaded) is directing, based on a screenplay by Eliot Laurence. Right now it only sounds as if Ferrell is producing under his Gary Sanchez banner, but that could always change. Ferrell has dabbled with the art house genre before, most recently in 2010's Everything Must Go.

Certainly, the similarities between this and Silver Linings Playbook aren't lost on anybody, as we've seen already how stories about mental illness can be both funny and poignant. Wiig will next be seen in Girl Most Likely, due out this summer.