Kristen Wiig and A “Bridesmaids” Sequel – Not Going to Happen.

What happens in Hollywood when a movie unexpectedly does well? They immediately start planning a sequel.  After returning $288 million worldwide on a $32 Million dollar investment, you would think that Universal would be chompin at the bit to get a sequel underway.

The problem is the star of the show – Kristen Wiig.  She doesn’t want to do

“We aren’t working on that a sequel.

What does she mean, “we aren’t working on that”?  Well, what she means is, she actually co-wrote the first one with Annie Mumolo.  She tells Hollywood Reporter,

Annie and I aren’t planning a sequel. We are writing something else.”

Ron Meyer tried to convince Wiig over  a dinner with what was most likely a huge six figure dollar pay day, and she still didn’t budge.  She is not working on the a sequel.

Rumor has it, that the $100,000 bonus check the 7 women each received was an insult based on the huge return of the movie.  At least Wiig who co-wrote the feature film should have for sure received more.

Of course with money to be made, Universal wont’ let a little thing like Wiig stand in the way.

“We are over the moon with the success of Bridesmaids, and if we do a sequel we want to get it right,” a Universal.  We are talking to filmmakers now about concepts, and if the right one emerges, we’ll move forward.”

Unviersal has already proven that they will make a sequel no matter how big the star is that’s missing.  The next Bourne movie, is being shot without Bourne!  Matt Damon is out!  Universal does not play around.

When it comes down to low investment, big box office return movies, Universal will pull out all the stops.  The Hangover 3 is already in the works.


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