Tuesday 24 April 2018

Kristen Wiig joins Penn's movie

Kristen Wiig is set to star in The Comedian
Kristen Wiig is set to star in The Comedian

Kristen Wiig is rumoured to be starring in Sean Penn's film The Comedian.

The Bridesmaids star is said to be sharing screen time opposite Robert De Niro in the comedy drama, reported Deadline.

De Niro would play Jackie Burke, an "ageing, bitterly funny insult" stand-up comic who soon finds himself serving community service after hitting a heckler on the head with a microphone, but his world is turned upside down after he meets defiant redhead Harmony (Kristen).

The Comedian, which is scheduled to start shooting in spring 2012, would mark a reunion for Sean and Robert, who previously starred together in We're No Angels and What Just Happened.

Following on from her comedic turns in Bridesmaids (which she also co-wrote and co-produced) and the upcoming Friends With Kids, Kristen is ready to indulge the darker side of comedy with Imogene alongside Glee's Darren Criss and Annette Bening.

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