The duo are not only writing the comedy but starring with Jamie Dornan and Damon Wayans Jr. Josh Greenbaum, who has directed episodes of Fresh Off the Boat and New Girl, will helm the film.
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Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar follows titular best friends Barb (Mumolo) and Star (Wiig), who leave their small Midwestern town for the first time to go on vacation in Vista Del Mar, FL. There they soon find themselves tangled up in adventure, love and a villain’s evil plot to kill everyone in town.
Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Wiig, Mumolo and Jessica Elbaum are producing.
Bridesmaids was nominated for two Oscars — for Wiig and Mumolo’s Best Original Screenplay and for Melissa McCarthy as Best Supporting Actress. The R-rated female comedy grossed over $288M worldwide back in 2011.