Millennium Entertainment has acquired U.S. distribution rights to the Kristen Wiig-led dramedy “Welcome to Me,” the company announced Wednesday.
The film, which premiered at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, is directed by Shira Piven and written by Eliot Laurence, and also stars Wes Bentley, Linda Cardellini, Joan Cusack, Loretta Devine, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Thomas Mann, James Marsden, Tim Robbins and Alan Tudyk.
Wiig plays fame obsessed Alice who, after winning $86 million in lottery money, decides to spend it all on a TV show about herself. The show reflects Alice’s larger-than-life personality but as it becomes more and more popular, the people in her life begin distancing themselves — leaving Alice to decide whether celebrity and recognition really brings happiness.
Jason Resnick negotiated the film on behalf of Millennium Entertainment. UTA Independent Film Group and WME Global represented the filmmakers in the deal.
Millennium will release “Welcome to Me” in 2015.