The “Saturday Night Live” star is refusing to do a reprise and tells THR she is working on something else with writing partner Annie Mumolo.
No, this is so very, very bad. It’s all that’s greedy and wrong with the Hollywood system. Why can’t they just let a good movie stand for what it is. Hire Wiig and Mumolo to do a different film and bill it from the ‘creators of Bridesmaids.’
A sequel to Bridesmaids without Wiig would call for a mass boycott and I hope the rest of the cast would be smart enough (and loyal enough) not to sign on.
Brandon Bestenheider and Allen Bey have sold a script to Universal entitled Grim Night, in which strange creatures come to Earth one night each year and kill thousands.
They very carefully made this happen in the wake of Paranormal Activity 3 and coupled it with a spec trailer as well (above). The trailer is the impressive part as its wholly horrifying and incredibly well done.
THR is reporting that not only are T Bone Burnett and Danny Elfman scoring the film, but Burnett will produce an accompanying disc of songs form and inspired by the film, featuring new and upcoming artists. The musical styles on said release will span many genres and concern the themes of the story - including freedom, rebellion, survival, and family.
Kay Cannon (30 Rock) adapted the script from GQ editor Mickey Rapkin’s nonfiction book Pitch Perfect: The Quest for Collegiate Acappella Glory. TV and Broadway director Jason Moore (Avenue Q) is set to direct.
Universal and Gold Circle Films will finance and produce along with Elizabeth Banks (yes, that Elizabeth Banks) and Max Handelman via their Brownstone Productions.
For those who haven’t read the book (which is probably most of you), it tells the history of modern college acappella music and explores its rituals through the exploits of three groups: University of Oregon’s all female Divisi, Tufts’ all male Beelzebubs (as seen on The Sing Off), and Virginia’s all male Hullabahoos.
Fans of Glee will certainly recognize Divisi, whose version of Usher’s “Yeah!” (as documented in the book) was recently covered on the show and kicked up a bit of controversy.
Also, the screenplay I wrote in college about a cappella is officially irrelevant.