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It's Muppets or Kristen Wiig for one director

Jan. 29, 2010by:

Back when I interviewed Judd Apatow last year, he mentioned that after a flurry of produced comedies that came out in 2008 and 2009, the only project he had ready to go before cameras in 2010 was an untitled comedy starring Kristen Wiig. I've been trying to find out as much about the project as I could, but things have been surprisingly hush-hush. All I could find out was that the project was written by Wiig and would shoot after SNL wraps this spring. Now we finally have some quality info.

After quality supporting roles in KNOCKED UP, WHIP IT and EXTRACT, Wiig will get her first starring role in BRIDESMAIDS, a Universal comedy about two women competing to plan their best friends wedding. While that logline makes it sound some cheap BRIDE WARS spinoff, with Apatow and Wiig involved, you can expect there'll be much more to it than that. Apatow, Wiig and Universal are in talks with James Bobin, co-creator of "Flight of the Conchords" to direct the film but there's a slight problem...

Vulture is reporting that Disney badly wants Bobin to direct their upcoming Muppet film saying, "the movie is James' to direct — if he wants it." This is the same project that was written by Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller (the latter of whom was expected to direct but that no longer seems the case).

If I had to guess, I'd say Bobin would go with the Wiig project, which from what I've heard, is pretty much ready to begin filming as soon as Wiig is available. The Muppet movie may still need more time. Which movie would you rather see first?

UPDATE - Shows how much I know. The Hollywood Reporter was able to confirm this morning that Bobin will in fact direct Disney's Muppet movie and not BRIDESMAIDS for Judd Apatow.

Extra Tidbit: This Kristen Wiig character would make an awesome Halloween costume.
Source: NY Mag

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1:27PM on 01/31/2010
Bring me Wiig!
Bring me Wiig!
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10:09PM on 01/29/2010
I'll take the Muppets movie.
I'll take the Muppets movie.
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4:06PM on 01/29/2010

brahbrah

and i think she might've had a lazy eye
and i think she might've had a lazy eye
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3:28PM on 01/29/2010

bring on the muppets

I'm down for anything Jason Segel creates, especially his take on muppets.
I'm down for anything Jason Segel creates, especially his take on muppets.
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3:00PM on 01/29/2010

Muppets XXX

I'm not sure if I should find this news arousing or not...
I'm not sure if I should find this news arousing or not...
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1:47PM on 01/29/2010

MUPPETS!

I'm def all for Kermie and the rest. They haven't had a good one since "Take Manhattan"...Granted I never saw "In Space", which is strange since Gonzo was always my fav character.
I'm def all for Kermie and the rest. They haven't had a good one since "Take Manhattan"...Granted I never saw "In Space", which is strange since Gonzo was always my fav character.
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11:42AM on 01/29/2010

As good as

Judd Apatow and his stable of talent is, I agree with HedwigX: I want Muppets!
Judd Apatow and his stable of talent is, I agree with HedwigX: I want Muppets!
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10:08AM on 01/29/2010

Is that a trick question?

Romcom or Muppets? Muppets, obviously. Can't wait for that movie :D
Romcom or Muppets? Muppets, obviously. Can't wait for that movie :D
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9:24AM on 01/29/2010

Wiig...

Is it just me or does everyone else find her irresistibly attractive?
Is it just me or does everyone else find her irresistibly attractive?
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1:44PM on 01/29/2010
She's hit or miss with me..in the pic above absolutely (especially b/c of the Giants shirt). Just watched "Extract" last night. What a steaming pile!
She's hit or miss with me..in the pic above absolutely (especially b/c of the Giants shirt). Just watched "Extract" last night. What a steaming pile!
9:17AM on 01/29/2010
good to hear theres a muppet movie in the works. it is time for a new one.
good to hear theres a muppet movie in the works. it is time for a new one.
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