Kristen Wiig is attached to a new action comedy from the writers of The Descendants. Variety reports that Nat Faxon and Jim Rash have sold the film rights to Indian Paintbrush. The original concept will be produced by Kevin Walsh via his banner, the Walsh Co., along with Indian Paintbrush's Steven Rales and Mark Roybal. Faxon and Rash are also serving as executive producers. Wiig's deal is not officially final, but she has a strong relationship with Faxon and Rash that goes back to their days performing with Los Angeles improv troupe the Groundlings. Faxon and Walsh are currently writing a another script for Fox Searchlight and Alexander Payne. The duo will make their directorial debut this summer with The Way, Way Back, starring Sam Rockwell and Allison Janney. Rash also stars in NBC's Community, and Faxon was recently cast as the co-lead in the Fox comedy pilot Ned Fox is My Manny.
There are few details available at this time, but when they become available we will let you know. I am interested in seeing more of Wiig in other comedies and think that an action-comedy sounds like a perfect fit. What are your thoughts on this news?
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