Kristen Wiig to make directorial debut with Bridesmaids co-writer Annie Mumolo

The Oscar-nominated duo are teaming up for a new comedy, making this Wiig’s first-ever directing gig

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Kristen Wiig to make directorial debut with Bridesmaids co-writer Annie Mumolo
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Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo changed the comedy game in 2011 when the brilliantly hilarious Bridesmaids refused to fit into any mold expected of a female-dominated comedy. They had Melissa McCarthy take a dump in a marble countertop sink and an air marshal tackle an intoxicated Wiig on a flight that was miles high.

Now, the two women are collaborating again to write, produce and star in a comedy for TriStar Productions. Wiig is also expected to helm the movie, making this her directorial debut.

The as-yet-unnamed film takes place in Vista Del Mar, and The New York Times reports the story is about “best friends who find themselves in over their heads and out of their depths, which were, perhaps, not too deep to begin with.” If that extremely vague description doesn’t yell female fight club, then who knows what it’ll be about.

“We’re very excited to be writing,” they said in a statement. “We will be going into a cave for months to finish. An actual cave. We found one that’s nice and big. We’re putting a couch in there.”

The duo have picked a perfect time to team up for a new film. At the 2014 Academy Awards, no women were nominated for the directing category. And a 2014 report from The Celluloid Ceiling found that women comprised only 6 percent of all directors working on the top 250 films of 2013.

But Wiig and Mumolo were nominated for Best Original Screenplay at the 2011 Academy Awards for Bridesmaids, which has set the standard high. A release date for their new project has not been scheduled, but we can expect the two provide at least 120 minutes of hilarity.