Oh, what a difference an Oscar makes. Screenwriters Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, who co-wrote "The Descendants" with Alexander Payne (and nabbed the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay), have sold an action-comedy with Kristen Wiig attached to star.
Though details remain scant, word around Tinseltown is that the sale was competitive with the writers fielding offers from muliple studios (which just so happens to be every writer's dream come true). According to Show Blitz, Indian Paintbrush — which has "Jeff Who Lives at Home" and "Seeking a Friend at the End of the World" out soon — won the bidding war for this Wiig starrer.
So how did this magical deal all come together? Besides Faxon and Rash being two of the hottest scribes in Hollywood right now, both writers also happen to be buddy buddy with Wiig from their days waiting tables working as members of the Groundlings comedy team.
And while Wiig did not take home the Oscar for her work with Annie Mumolo writing "Bridesmaids," it's obvious this writer/ actress/ "SNL" genius has got the comedy chops to open a movie. I mean, we don't even know what this next one's about and we're already dying to see it.