Kristen Wiig Hits Jackpot in TIFF Selected 'Welcome to Me' Trailer
by Ethan Anderton
January 30, 2015
This week we learned that Kristen Wiig was going to be one of the new Ghostbusters along with Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. But before she heads into blockbuster reboot territory, you'll get a chance to see her in indie mode with Welcome to Me. The film sees her as a woman with Borderline Personality Disorder who suddenly becomes an overnight sensation as she wins the lottery, quits taking her medication and launches her own wacky talk show. The premise is wild, and the comedy seems to be a little dark, but it looks like a tour de force from Wiig in the lead role that makes it worth seeing. Give it a look.
The trailer has been removed at the demands of Cargo Entertainment. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Alice Klieg (Kristen Wiig) suffers from borderline personality disorder, and though she manages it fairly well, past tumult has left a broken marriage and strained familial relationships in its wake. But suddenly, Alice wins the state lottery, eschews her medication and therapy, moves into a casino, and creates her own talk show about herself. As it becomes a surprise hit, Alice realizes that viewers identify with her but doesn't recognize her own hunger for fame may just reflect a deeper need to be heard. James Marsden, Wes Bentley and more also star in Welcome to Me, directed by Shira Piven, which arrives in theaters sometime this year.