There's already praise buzzing out of SXSW for SNL member Kristen Wiig's upcoming breakout turn in Bridesmaids, the new comedy produced by Judd Apatow and directed by Freaks and Geeks creator Paul Feig, which is (in spirit at least) The Hangover with an eclectic ensemble of comedic actresses instead of comedic actors. And brother, that ain't a bad thing.
Today we have the latest Bridesmaids trailer to share, along with an earlier trailer (which frankly, I prefer), new images and a poster for the film. So if you weren't aware of this movie before now, you will be by the time you get to the bottom of this post.
Here's the official synopsis for Bridesmaids:
Kristen Wiig leads the cast as Annie, a maid of honor whose life unravels as she leads her best friend, Lillian (Maya Rudolph), and a group of colorful bridesmaids (Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper) on a wild ride down the road to matrimony. Though lovelorn and broke, Annie bluffs her way through the expensive and bizarre rituals. With one chance to get it perfect, she'll show Lillian and her bridesmaids just how far you'll go for someone you love.
Wiig and Rudolph are both famous for their work on SNL; Melissa McCarthy is a comedic actress known for TV roles on Gilmore Girls and Samantha Who?; Ellie Kemper is best known as meek secretary Erin on The Office; Wendi McLendon-Covey is famous for her work on Reno 911!; and Rose Byrne is having a busy year, starring in both the horror flick Insidious and X-Men: First Class.
I say all that to say: this is an impressive cast that they have assembled for this flick - a good blend of talented actresses who can each hold her own when it comes to bringing the funny. Feig has a long resume of directing great comedy, having helmed some truly great episodes of comedic TV on shows like The Office, 30 Rock, Parks and Recreation, Arrested Development, Nurse Jackie, Undeclared and of course, Freaks and Geeks. The script was also co-written by Wiig. Needless to say, there is a lot of reason to believe in this film.
But don't take my word for it - just watch these two trailers for Bridesmaids and judge for yourself:
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Finally, take a look at the gallery of Bridesmaids images that have been released - including a poster that features the film's leading ladies in "We're badass" poses:
Bridesmaids will be in theaters on May 13, 2011.
Source: Universal Pictures