There's Going to Be a Bridesmaids Sequel Without Kristen Wiig?
There may be another Bridesmaids movie that has nothing to do with Kirstin Wiig. This is like Laverne and Shirley when there was no Shirley! Where can I send my anger? What is the address to send shit stained wedding dresses in protest? It seems Universal is the culprit.
The movie studio, which grossed $288 million on the $32 million film, apparently ticked off Wiig and her five main costars (Maya Rudolph, secret Australian Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McClendon-Covey, and Ellie Kemper) when they only gave them each a $100K bonus when the critically-acclaimed film did well. Now Wiig tells The Hollywood Reporter she's moving on. "We aren't working on that. Annie [Mumolo, her writing partner] and I aren't planning a sequel. We are writing something else."
Oh, snap. But that doesn't mean Universal isn't going to make Bridesmaids 2, potentially with a story surrounding breakout star McCarthy who won an Emmy for her role (yes, we all know it was technically for Mike & Molly Are Fat, but come on). Universal says, "We are over the moon with the success of Bridesmaids, and if we do a sequel we want to get it right. We are talking to filmmakers now about concepts, and if the right one emerges, we'll move forward."
It's a classic game of Hollywood chicken. Let's see who blinks first, but, I gotta say Bridesmaids needs its Wiig even more than Kim Zolciak does.
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