It seems like forever ago when Hollywood was abuzz about Kristen Wiig being a hotly sought after actress. Just last summer, Bridesmaids hit it big, and it seemed like the actress was going to be able to squeeze out a mountain of projects; however, opting in for another year of Saturday Night Live made that next to impossible. Ultimately, the only film she really was able to shoot before her final year on the long-running sketch series was Imogene with Annette Bening and even that movie is yet to turn up outside of film festivals.
While Wiig has also added projects like Ben Stiller’s The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and Sean Penn’s The Comedian, audiences are probably questioning whether the heat has already faded from this actress once so centered in our crosshairs. Well, we have news today that the SNL alumna has added another effort to the pipeline. This one is called Hateship, Friendship and it puts the actress alongside Guy Pearce, Hailee Steinfeld, and Nick Nolte.
The plot has a nanny (Wiig) caring for a wild teenager (Steinfeld) who uses email to force a romance between the nanny and her father (Pearce.) Nolte will be playing the girl’s grandfather who blames Pearce for his daughter’s death. Directing the indie will be Liza Johnson when principal photography starts up next week in New Orleans.
The film is based on a collection of short stories by Alice Munro called Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage.