"Saturday Night Live" alum Kristen Wiig may be heading back to New York, as she's in early talks to star in writer-director Sebastian Silva's Brooklyn-set drama "Nasty Baby," two individuals familiar with the indie movie have told TheWrap.
Silva and TV on the Radio frontman Tunde Adebimpe (left) are set to play Freddy and Mo, a gay couple who are trying to have a baby with the help of their best friend Anna, who would be played by Wiig if a deal closes.
Wiig's casting is not finalized — she's expressed interest in the dramatic role and wants to do the movie, according to an individual close to the actress, who has made it a point to take on a diverse slate of projects since the breakout success of "Bridesmaids."
Freddy is an artist whose latest work is all about babies. Anna is a family practitioner who is more interested in having a baby than having a man. Mo is hesitant about the entire idea, especially when Anna isnʼt having success with Freddyʼs sperm and the donor responsibility shifts to him.
Set in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, story follows the trio as they navigate the idea of creating life and interact with a variety of multicultural characters including a potentially dangerous neighborhood resident whom the locals refer to as The Bishop (Reg E. Cathey).
TV favorites Alia Shawkat ("Arrested Development"), Mark Margolis ("Breaking Bad") and Denis O'Hare ("True Blood") are all being eyed for supporting roles.
Christine Vachon ("Boys Don't Cry") will produce "Nasty Baby" through her Killer Film banner along with David Hinojosa and Charlie Dibe ("Damsels in Distress"). Pablo Larrain and Juan de Dios Larrain's Chilean company Fabula is also producing.
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Funny Balloons and Versatile Films are jointly representing international rights and co-repping North American rights with the UTA Independent Film Group.
Silva (right) made his mark with 2009's award-winning foreign language film "The Maid" before returning to Sundance with "Crystal Fairy" and "Magic Magic," both of which star Michael Cera and are currently available on VOD. The Chilean filmmaker is no stranger to being in front of the camera, as he played a supporting role in "Crystal Fairy." He's repped by UTA and attorney Iddo Arad.
Outside of upcoming December releases "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" and "Anchorman: The Legend Continues," Wiig has stuck to the independent film world since "Bridesmaids." She can currently be seen alongside Annette Bening in "Girl Most Likely" and is now filming the comedy "Welcome to Me," which her fellow "SNL" veteran Will Ferrell is producing. She also has "The Skeleton Twins" and "Hateship Loveship" awaiting release. Wiig is repped by UTA, Odenkirk Provissiero Entertainment and Jackoway Tyerman.
Adebimpe's feature credits include Jonathan Demme's "Rachel Getting Married," which paired him with Anne Hathaway and Rosemarie DeWitt, as well as 2001's romantic drama "Jump Tomorrow." He's repped by WME.