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OTRC: Kristen Wiig's passion project 'Imogene' gets start date

Kristen Wiig appears in a still from 'Bridesmaids.' (Universal Studios / Suzanne Hanover)

Kristen Wiig had some box office success with "Bridesmaids" and the actress now has a start date for her passion project, "Imogene."

In the dark comedy, Wiig will play "a moderately successful New York playwright who stages a fake suicide attempt to win back her ex-boyfriend, only to end up being forced into the custody of her gambling-addict mother," according to a press release.

Maven Pictures and Anonymous Content announced on Wednesday that the film would begin shooting in New York on August 8. Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini ("American Splendor," "The Extra Man") will helm the project, which was written by Michelle Morgan.

Wiig recently starred in "Bridesmaids," which earned a reported $150 million.

The movie was written by Wiig and her friend Annie Mumolo, who are both members of The Groundlings improvisational comedy troupe. Paul Feig who created "Freaks and Geeks" directed the film and Judd Apatow ("Knocked Up," "Superbad") produced.

Wiig has appeared in films like "MacGruber," "Adventureland," "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story" and "Paul." She next appears in the comedy, "Friends with Kids" which also stars her "Bridesmaids" co-stars Jon Hamm and Maya Rudolph, along with Megan Fox.

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