Kristen Wiig to star in feature film adaptation of Chandler Baker's The Husbands
The Husbands is all set to be published by Flatrion on August 3
MGM, along with Plan B Entertainment, has landed the rights to adapt Chandler Baker's New York Times bestseller The Husbands into a feature film, with actor Kristen Wiig attached to star and produce.
Baker, who is also serving as an executive producer in the project, will also adapt her novel for the screen, marking her feature screenwriting debut.
The Husbands follows an overworked mother who comes across a group of high-powered women with enviably supportive husbands, while house-hunting in a nice suburban neighbourhood. When she agrees to take on a legal case involving the death of a resident’s husband, she risks exposing not only the secrets at the heart of her own marriage but also the true secret to having it all, one worth killing for.
The Husbands is all set to be published by Flatrion on August 3.
Wiig was recently seen in Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar which she co-wrote, produced and starred in alongside Annie Mumolo. She was also seen in Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman 1984. Wiig is currently co-writing the untitled Cinderella Evil Stepsisters film for Disney, and will lend her voice for the next instalment of the Despicable Me franchise. She is also currently in production on the limited series MacGruber 2.
Some of Wiig’s film credits include Downsizing, Mother, The Martian, Diary of a Teenage Girl, Skeleton Twins, Welcome to Me and Bridesmaids.
The project is a part of Plan B's ongoing feature production pact with MGM.