Kristen Wiig Won't Head Down 'Bridesmaids 2' Aisle
It makes sense the powers that be at Universal would want to do a sequel to the hit "Bridesmaids," but the film's star and co-writer Kristen Wiig isn't interested in signing up.
"We aren't working on that," Wiig, who co-wrote the film with Annie Mumolo, told The Hollywood Reporter. "Annie and I aren't planning a sequel. We are writing something else."
"Bridesmaids" was a huge success story of 2011, produced for about $32 million and grossing $288 million worldwide. The film also landed Golden Globe, SAG and PGA nominations, positioning it as a Best Picture contender.
According to the Reporter, Universal is willing to pursue another "Bridesmaids" without Wiig. "We are over the moon with the success of Bridesmaids, and if we do a sequel we want to get it right," said a rep.
But producer Judd Apatow is also on the fence. "The key is we have to come up with an idea that is as good or better than the first one," Apatow told THR in a statement.
In other movie news, J.J. Abrams has cast his "Star Trek 2" villain -- British actor Benedict Cumberbatch, best known for his recent work in "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" and "War Horse." Abrams originally wanted Benicio Del Toro for the role.