CULVER CITY, Calif.
June 12, 2014
TriStar Productions has closed a preemptive deal for
Based on their original idea, the film is also intended as a directing debut for Wiig. Story details and title are being kept under wrap, but Wiig and Mumolo will write and star as best friends who find themselves in over their heads and out of their depths, which were, perhaps, not too deep to begin with. The duo, who broke comedy ground with
are known for creating hilariously offbeat characters and expanding the range of female driven comedy.
In addition to
Mumolo recently wrote the Joy Mangano story for Fox 2000, which attracted
David O. Russell
. Mumolo's feature acting credits include memorable performances in the
-directed "This is 40"
and the Sundance award-winner "Afternoon Delight."
Mumolo currently recurs on the NBC series "About a Boy," and she has also recently appeared on "Modern Family," "The Goldbergs," and "Rake."
Wiig, who starred on "Saturday Night Live" for seven seasons, where she portrayed numerous indelible characters and was nominated for four Emmys, has gone on to a remarkably varied and accomplished range of work. Her recent credits include
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
as well as voice work in the
How to Train Your Dragon
franchises. Wiig will next be seen in
The Skeleton Twins
released this fall in addition to two independent films;
Welcome to Me
For their work together on the screenplay for
, Wiig and Mumolo were nominated for Oscar®, BAFTA, and Writers Guild of America Awards. Wiig was also nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Actress – Musical or Comedy for her role in the film and shared a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Cast with her co-stars.
Wiig and Mumolo said: "We're very excited to be writing. We will be going into a cave for months to finish. An actual cave. We found one that's nice and big. We're putting a couch in there."