Let’s be honest…heartfelt indie comedies and Will Ferrell/Adam McKay engine Gary Sanchez Productions don’t really go together. But fortunately Kristin Wiig and heartfelt indie comedies go together like Chris Pratt and commercially productive weight loss. Harsh? Maybe, but this isn’t about you Chris Pratt!
The project I’m dancing around is Welcome To Me, which sees Wiig as a socially blank woman who happens to win about $90 million and wants to do something big with it. So she buys herself a talk show and puts her small personality on the small screen. The plot is mad and Wiig looks adorably whacky as the lead, so have a look for yourself, courtesy of Film Divider at Vimeo.
Welcome To Me looks to turn the traditional awkward-indie-girl set-up on its head and Wiig is a dependable set of shoulders on which to set that responsibility. So before she gets involved with the Ghostbusters reboot alongside Bridesmaids star Melissa McCarthy it will be a treat to see her help Gary Sanchez Productions open up some new comedic channels.
They’ve had a couple of misses with female-led comedies with titles like Bachelorette and the imploding Tammie, but this looks to be a far stronger contender. Directed by Shira Piven, the film also stars James Marsden, We Bentley, Joan Cusack and Tim Robbins as Wiig’s combative therapist.