Posts tagged as annie mumolo

'Bridesmaids' Writer Annie Mumolo Joins the Cast of Melissa McCarthy's 'Michelle Darnell'

Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone's film Michelle Darnell just added a new cast member. Deadline reports that Bridesmaids co-writer Annie Mumolo has joined the cast of Michelle Darnell, which also includes Kristen Schaal, Kathy Bates, Kristen Bell, and Peter Dinklage. The film is currently slated for an April 2016 release.

Mumolo is also set to team up with Kristen Wiig again to write, produce, and star in an upcoming best friends comedy, which will also make Wiig's directorial debut.

'Bridesmaids' Co-Star Rebel Wilson and Co-Writer Annie Mumolo Each Sell Movies

Two Bridesmaids alums, actress Rebel Wilson and co-writer Annie Mumolo, just sold their own movie projects to major studios. Deadline broke the news that Rebel Wilson sold a pitch to Universal for an untitled comedy that she will write, produce, and act in. No plot details are known at this time. Wilson is on the rise after appearances in Bridesmaids, Bachelorette, and most recently, Pitch Perfect. In the second Bridesmaids-related movie sale of the week, Kristen Wiig's writing partner Annie Mumolo, with whom she scored Oscar nominations for Bridesmaids' screenplay, sold a movie too. The project, based on the life story of Joy Mangano, follows a single mom trying [...]

Melissa McCarthy Sells Hockey Comedy Pitch

Given the timing, how likely is it that Paramount execs were literally dangling a pen over Melissa McCarthy's hockey movie pitch until the Bridesmaids weekend box office came in? 100%? 800%? In the new Paramount Pictures comedy, the best part of Bridesmaids is teaming up with Bridesmaids co-writer and nervous flyer Annie Mumolo on an untitled Stanley Cup caper movie. Or as Deadline put it, "when your husband is ill and his doctors are out of ideas, piling in the minivan with your pals to steal the Stanley Cup is one way to go." The film was conceived by McCarthy's husband Ben Falcone, who is, let's say, the [...]

Kristen Wiig Is Directing Her First Movie

Comedy superstar and budding drama actor Kristen Wiig is set to direct her first movie. Variety reports that the SNL alum will direct and costar with her longtime friend and collaborator Annie Mumolo in an upcoming movie where they play "best friends who find themselves in over their heads and out of their depth." While no further details on the project have been revealed, Wiig and Mumolo released the following statement: "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." And here's a statement [...]

Annie Mumolo, Robert Smigel Join Apatow's Knocked Up Spin-Off

No longer able to hide behind their laptops and filthy dog puppets respectively, Annie Mumolo and Robert Smigel join Judd Apatow's newest film, rumored to be titled This Is Forty. The two will play best friends to leads Leslie Mann and Paul Rudd, offering them comical advice about how to survive the crushing nightmare prison that is monogamous married life (I'm infering).

The First Bridesmaids Trailer Looks Badass

Here's the first trailer for Bridesmaids, the Kristen-Wiig/Annie-Mumolo-penned, Paul-Feig-directed, Judd-Apatow-produced comedy coming on May 13th. It looks so goddamned good, guys. [via]

David Alan Grier, Krysten Ritter, Annie Mumolo All Land Pilots

Network TV's pilot season continues, and here are the latest actresses and actors who have been

  • David Alan Grier and Ari Graynor (The Guilt Trip, For a Good Time, Call…have been cast in CBS's TV adaptation of the 2011 movie Bad Teacher. Graynor will be taking over Cameron Diaz's role as an attractive but morally-bankrupt  middle school teacher. Grier is playing her clueless principal, a role originated by John Michael Higgins. Community writer Hilary Winston is scripting the pilot, and original Bad Teacher screenwriters Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky are producing.
  • Bridesmaids co-writer Annie Mumolo booked the lead role in an ABC pilot called Middle [...]

Bridesmaids' Co-Writer Annie Mumolo Lands Sweet TV Deal

In the comedy equivalent of an endzone dance, Bridesmaids co-writer Annie Mumolo signed a blind script deal with ABC late Tuesday night. Mumolo's project will be developed for the network by Tagline, the studio behind Psych and ABC's upcoming Man Up. As part of the deal, ABC will also drive Mumolo slowly past the houses of her detractors as she flips them all the bird.

Could Paul Feig's Bridesmaids Be "The First Great Female Comedy"?

The term "female comedy" is pretty gross; it assumes that all other comedy is "male comedy." But you know what? Most comedy is! Males are the leads in pretty much every comedy that isn't a romcom, which sucks. But the early buzz for Bridesmaids, the upcoming movie written by Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo, directed by Paul Feig and produced by Judd Apatow, is excellent. The movie is about "two feuding bridesmaids played by Rose Byrne and Kristen Wiig. Also starring Maya Rudolph as the bride, and a supporting cast that consists of Jon Hamm, Matt Lucas, Ellie Kemper, Dianne Wiest and others."