Kristen Wiig has been signed to star in the upcoming Welcome to Me produced by Bron Studios and Gary Sanchez Productions, it was announced today. Cargo International has picked up international rights for the film which it is currently selling at Cannes.
Directing is Shira Piven (Fully Loaded), from a screenplay by Eliot Laurence. The dramatic comedy is produced by Aaron L. Gilbert and Marina Grasic with Margot Hand as co-producer on behalf of BRON Studios. For Gary Sanchez Productions, Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Jessica Elbaum are producers, with Robyn Wholey as executive producer. Kristen Wiig is also a producer. Welcome to Me will begin production in California this summer.
Welcome to Me tells the story of Alice (Wiig) who suffers from dissociative personality disorder and wins the lottery only to decide to spend her money on a cable access talk show about herself. The show reflects her larger-than-life personality and absolute obsession with wanting to be famous, even if it means alienating her friends and family in the process.
BRON Studios recent productions include: Trust Me, written and directed by Clark Gregg, starring Gregg, Amanda Peet, Allison Janney, William H. Macy, Felicity Huffman, and Sam Rockwell and A Single Shot, starring Sam Rockwell, Jeffrey Wright, Jason Isaacs, and William H. Macy.
Gary Sanchez Productions' recent credits include The Other Guys, Bachelorette and the soon to be released Anchorman: The Legend Continues. Since her box-office hit and critically acclaimed Bridesmaids has gone on to gross over $250 million worldwide, Kristen Wiig is one of the industry's most sought after actresses.
UTA is packaging and representing the film for the US market.