The film, described as a "romantic comic drama" by producer Art Linson, follows an aging insult comic (De Niro) -- meaning, at worst, it will probably be like an unofficial sequel to "The King of Comedy." Shooting is set to happen this summer, following the season finale of "Saturday Night Live."
As for "Bridesmaids," while that unnamed manager might consider Wiig's anti-sequel stance nothing but posturing, Linson feels she would rather stretch her chops as opposed to becoming pigeonholed. Hope so!
While the battle for Wiig's soul apparently rages on, let's take a moment to remember "The King of Comedy," just because.