The brief tickle of disappointment I felt when I learned that Kristen Wiig would be starring in and producing a passion project that is not a CLOWN GIRL adaptation was swiftly replaced when I learned a bit more about the star's latest project. Wiig will star in and executive produce IMOGENE, penned by Michelle Morgan. The film also has Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini on board to direct (they previously filmed such varied fare as CINEMA VERITE, AMERICAN SPLENDOR, and THE NANNY DIARIES).
IMOGENE will follow Wiig's character, "a playwright who fakes suicide to win back an ex and finds herself stuck in the custody of her gambler mother, trapped among family." The grimness of suicide aside, this sounds like it's right up Wiig's alley, and I can foresee a mix of drama, humor, and self-realization in the film. A bit like BRIDESMAIDS, no? (more...)