It looks like comedic power duo Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo will be making us crack up once more with a new project. And this time, they're heading to Disney. Here's everything we know so far about the upcoming comedy.
Wiig and Mumolo recently co-wrote and starred in the hit film Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar; you can read here how that motion picture was inspired by another hit movie they wrote, Bridesmaids. Considering these women's track record so far, we have no doubt their latest piece of comedic art will be a smash hit. Kristen and Annie are reuniting to work on Disney's live-action film about Cinderella's evil stepsisters.
The Oscar-nominated creatives are writing the still-untitled film together. Jessica Elbaum and Will Ferrell are set to produce. While we don't know yet if Mumolo and Wiig will also act in the movie, it's unlikely that they will play the evil stepsisters if they do, as the infamous siblings will likely be portrayed by younger actresses.
While we would love to see Kristen and Annie back on our screens ASAP, we won't complain if all we get is their genius - and hilarious - screenplay. So what will the upcoming live-action film entail? It will tell Cinderella's famous fairy tale but with a twist: audiences will see the story through the eyes of the evil stepsisters. The movie will show Anastasia and Drizella Tremaine from their days as little girls up until the marriage of their stepsister. And it seems that viewers should get ready to laugh and sing along because the movie is set to be a musical comedy.
Wiig and Mumolo have often paved their way in Hollywood side-by-side. The funny gals go way back - they became friends while studying at the Groundlings Theatre & School in Los Angelos. Their Bridesmaids castmates Maya Rudolph, Melissa McCarthy, and Wendi McLendon-Covey also went to the celebrated school. Annie recently took to Instagram to honor her partner in crime and comedy with a sweet tribute to everything they've been through together. "After this terribly difficult year, I'm so grateful for my friend and this moment we shared after swimming upstream together for a very long time," she wrote about her bestie after the release of Barb and Star.