Kristen Wiig is in negotiations to star in “Boyhood” director Richard Linklater’s upcoming drama, “Where’d You Go, Bernadette?,” TheWrap has learned.
Produced by Annapurna and Color Force Pictures, “Where’d You Go, Bernadette?” will tell the story of a former L.A. architect who reluctantly moves with her techie husband and teenage daughter to Seattle and becomes a recluse. Just before the family is set to go on a vacation to Antarctica, she vanishes without a trace, sending her husband and daughter on a quest to find her. Wiig is in talks to play Audrey, the family’s neighbor.
This will be Linklater’s 20th film as director, following last year’s “Everybody Wants Some!!” and the upcoming Bryan Cranston/Steve Carell dramedy “Last Flag Flying,” which will be released by Amazon Studios later this year.
Linklater is producing this project with Megan Ellison of Annapurna and Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson of Color Force. Vince and Holly Gent Palmo are writing the script, with Linklater, Scott Neustader and Michael H. Weber as previous writers. The script is adapted from the 2012 novel of the same name by Maria Semple.
Wiig will next appear in “Despicable Me 3,” which opens June 30. She is also signed on to star alongside Jack Nicholson in an American remake of the Oscar-nominated German film “Toni Erdmann.”
Wiig is represented by UTA.