Alex and Kristen Wiig are going to be in a movie together! And it’s produced by one of the guys from The Lonely Island and written/directed by his wife! It MUST be a comedy right? hahahahah NOPE.
Kristen Wiig, Alexander Skarsgard and British thesp Bel Powley have come on board to star in coming-of-age drama “The Diary of a Teenage Girl” with Caviar and Cold Iron Pictures financing and producing.
Marielle Heller will direct from her own screenplay.
Bert Hamelinck and Madeline Samit of Caviar will produce along with Miranda Bailey of Cold Iron and Anne Carey of Archer Gray. Amanda Marshall of Cold Iron and Michael Sagol of Caviar will exec producers along with Jorma Taccone.
UTA will handle domestic sales of the film. K5 International will handle foreign sales.
The screenplay, based on Phoebe Gloeckner’s graphic novel of the same name, centers on a brutally honest teenage artist living in San Francisco in the 1970s as she attempts to navigate her way through an affair with her mother’s boyfriend. The film is shooting in San Francisco.
Heller developed the project at the Sundance Institute Directors and Screenwriters Labs.
Powley will play the title character in her American film debut. She has starred in the Royal Court Theatre’s West End production of “Tusk Tusk” along with Tom Stoppard’s “Arcadia” on Broadway and the recent production of “Jumpy” at the Royal Court Theatre.
Wiig was most recently seen in “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” and “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.” Skarsgard was most recently seen in “The East,” “What Maisie Knew” and “Disconnect.”