Wendi McLendon-Covey joins Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar
According to Deadline, Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs) and Damon Wayans Jr. (New Girl) have been tapped to join Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo in their upcoming new female-led comedy film Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar. This project will reunite McLendon-Covey with both Wiig and Mumolo, who have all worked together on Bridesmaids. The film is scheduled to debut next year.
Co-written by Academy Award-nominated writing duo Wiig and Mumolo, Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar will follow the story of best friends Barb (Wiig) and Star (Mumolo), who will both leave their small Midwestern town for the first time to go on vacation in Vista Del Mar, Florida, where they soon find themselves tangled up in a villain’s evil plot to kill everyone in town.
The film will be directed by Josh Greenbaum (New Girl, Becoming Bond). Jessica Elbaum’s female-focused production company Gloria Sanchez Productions is set to produce the project together with Wiig and Mumolo. Meredith Wieck and Jim Miller will oversee the production for the studio.
This film will mark the second collaboration between Wiig and Mumolo, whom have both worked together on the award-winning comedy film Bridesmaids which starred Maya Rudolph, Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, and Rose Byrne.
Wiig has appeared in numerous comedy films such as Knocked Up, Meet Bill, Adventureland, Date Night, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, Ghosbusters, and Sausage Party. She will next be seen as the supervillain Cheetah in the highly-anticipated Wonder Woman sequel titled Wonder Woman 1984 which is set to hit the theaters next year on June 2020.
Mumolo’s film credits include: the 2005 Bewitched film starring Nicole Kidman; Judd Apatow’s Knocked Up spin-off film This is 40; the comedy-drama film Afternoon Delight; Melissa McCarthy’s The Boss; and Bad Moms opposite Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn.