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Kristen Wiig Comedy ‘Welcome to Me’ Adds Wes Bentley, Joan Cusack & More

Written by on July 30, 2013 

It’s been a busy year for Kristen Wiig: she was in two summer releases, Despicable Me 2 and Girl Most Likely, took a prime role in the anticipated sequel Anchorman: The Legend Continues, and co-stars with Guy Pearce in the upcoming TIFF selection Hateship Loveship. On top of those, she’ll lead the film Welcome to Me, and we’ve recently seen a casting update on her supporting team.

Deadline have learned that Wes Bentley, Joan Cusack, James Marsden, and Alan Tudyk signed on to the film, which just started production in California. Directed by Shira Piven, and based on from a screenplay by Eliot Laurence, the dramedy follows Alice (Wiig), a woman who suffers from borderline personality disorder. After winning the lottery, she spends the money on a cable access show where she can talk about her life and realize her obsession with wanting to be famous, even if it means alienating her friends and family.

The film should benefit from the additions of Cusack, Marsden and Tudyk, all of whom are proven comedic actors. Add their involvement with the fact that Will Ferrell and Adam McKay are producing, and Welcome To Me looks like a promising bit of business.

What do you think of the new cast members? 

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