Kristen Wiig Will Topline Passion Project Imogene

kristen_wiig_getty300-1.jpgHot off the critical and commercial success of Bridesmaids, Kristen Wiig will channel her higher profile and star power into Imogene, a NYC-set comedy about a playwright (to be played by Wiig) who fakes suicide to win back an ex and finds herself stuck in the custody of her gambler mother, trapped among family. More details within!

Imogene is described as a Wiig passion project and will be directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini. The duo previously directed American Splendor, The Nanny Diaries, The Extra Man, and Cinema Verite; Michelle Morgan wrote the script.

The film will be produced under Anonymous Content and Trudie Styler's Maven Pictures, with Wiig also acting as executive producer. Imogene begins filming in New York in August.

· Wiig uses popularity to push 'Imogene' [Variety]