Cinderella's Evil Stepsisters Movie In The Works From Bridesmaids Duo Kristen Wiig & Annie Mumolo
The pair may also act in the film, as well.
On the heels of the recently released Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar, writer-actor team Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo are currently writing an untitled, live-action musical comedy about Cinderella's evil stepsisters. News of the project and the pair's involvement was first reported by Deadline, who is also indicating that due to the movie's early stage, it's not yet known whether Wiig and Mumolo will also be starring in the film.
Together, Wiig and Mumolo made a huge impact in writing the 2011 comedy Bridesmaids. While Wiig is likely best known for her time as a cast member on Saturday Night Live, since leaving the sketch and variety show in 2012, she has gone on to prove herself as a multifaceted performer--ranging from Barbara Minerva/Cheetah in Wonder Woman 1984 and the moody 2014 drama The Skeleton Twins to the 2016 reboot of Ghostbusters.
Mumolo has appeared in Judd Apatow's This Is Forty, Bad Moms, The Boss, and also had a recurring role on Amazon's Transparent. She and Wiig have been friends for decades, dating back to their meeting at the Los Angeles improv group The Groundlings in the early 2000s.
Will Ferrell and Jessica Elbaum are producing the movie via Gloria Sanchez Productions.
In related news, later this year Netflix is expected to release a stop-motion musical reimagining of Pinocchio, directed by Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water, Hellboy). That movie's cast includes Tilda Swinton, Christoph Waltz, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson, and Cate Blanchett. Disney itself is developing a live-action version of Pinocchio as well, which recently added Welsh actor Luke Evans, who is set to play the villain.
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