Universal Studios is reportedly pushing forward with a sequel to 2011′s critical and commercial smash hit, Bridesmaids but co-screenwriter and star Kristen Wiig says she and writing partner Annie Mumolo aren’t interested. Related Articles
“Annie and I aren’t planning a sequel,” Wiig told the Hollywood Reporter. “We are writing something else.”
Wiig reportedly had a personal sit-down with Universal chief Ron Meyer. the Hollywood Reporter suggests that Meyer’s pitch could have included tens of millions of dollars for Wiig, but she still declined.
When MTV News contacted Universal for comment, they said they would ideally like to have the entire cast back but if an idea for a good sequel arises, Universal may move forward, Wiig or no Wiig.
“We are over the moon with the success of Bridesmaids, and if we do a sequel we want to get it right,” a Universal rep told the Reporter. “We are talking to filmmakers now about concepts, and if the right one emerges, we’ll move forward.”
Producer Judd Apatow also seems up for moving forward with a sequel, but did not comment on whether he would do so without Wiig and Mumolo’s involvement.
“The key is we have to come up with an idea that is as good or better than the first one,” Apatow said in a statement to the Reporter. “We don’t want to do it unless it can be great. I don’t think anyone has had the brain space to think about it yet. Hopefully that can begin this year.”