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Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader to Play 'Skeleton Twins' in New Comedy

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November 7, 2012
Source: Variety

Kristen Wiig & Bill Hader

After giving up on it for years, I started watching "Saturday Night Live" again this season and can now confirm what longtime fans have known for years: Bill Hader is officially awesome. Variety reports that Hader, who is still going strong on the late night NBC show, will star alongside "SNL" alum and former star Kristen Wiig in a new comedy called The Skeleton Twins for up-and-coming director Craig Johnson (True Adolescents). Johnson and Mark Heyman (Black Swan) co-wrote the screenplay, and indie stalwarts Mark and Jay Duplass' production company is teaming with Venture Forth to produce and bring this to life.

The story follows two estranged twins (being played by Hader and Wiig) who cheat death on the same day and are reunited to figure out how their lives got off track. Wiig's character Maggie takes a hard look at her marriage to her "nature frat boy" husband, who will be played by Luke Wilson, while Hader's character Milo, who's gay, revisits an old teacher of his with a sordid past. Of course, all of this self-discovery leads them to the realization that they should probably be in each other's lives.

Production starts in New York at the end of November, so this one is getting off the ground quickly. And even though the Duplass Brothers are just exec producing, I'm guessing they hand-picked Johnson for the director's chair on this one, since he actually directed Mark in True Adolescents back in 2009. Fans of Hader and Wiig should be stoked, because this sounds like a great opportunity for both of them to delve into some dramatic territory as well as keeping things funny, so we have high hopes for this one.

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Reader Feedback - 3 Comments

1

WTF is up with his eye?!

Lagoya on Nov 8, 2012

2

So excited about this. They're both great.

fran on Nov 8, 2012

3

Duplass is starring in this as well.. I believe

Bandee on Nov 8, 2012

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