Millennium Entertainment has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Shira Pevin’s comedy-drama “Welcome To Me,” starring Kristen Wiig, Wes Bentley, Linda Cardellini, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tim Robbins and Alan Tudyk. The film, which premiered earlier this year at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, continues to blossom the indie film career of former “SNL” favorite Wiig, who last graced the screen with “The Sketelton Twins” in her best-received performance to date.
“Welcome To Me” stars Wiig as Alice, a fame obsessed young woman 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 popular the people in her life begin distancing themselves, leaving Alice to decide whether celebrity and recognition really brings happiness.
“In ‘Welcome To Me’ Shira Piven has crafted an inspired film that features Kristen Wiig in a brilliantly funny and moving role,” said Bill Lee, Millennium Entertainment CEO. “We’re so pleased to be in business with this tremendous group of filmmakers and look forward to bringing this very special film to audiences.”
Millennium Entertainment plans to release the film in 2015.