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Kristen Wiig to reteam with Will Ferrell on indie 'Welcome to Me'
By Tatiana Siegel ,  The Hollywood Reporter

The Hollywood Reporter -- Kristen Wiig is in talks to reteam with her "Anchorman" cohorts Will Ferrell and Adam McKay on the indie comedy "Welcome to Me."

The actress, who is shooting the McKay-helmed "Anchorman: The Legend Continues" opposite Ferrell, is eyeing the lead in the film that will be directed by McKay's wife, Shira Piven.

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Eliot Laurence, a former staff writer on Oxygen's "The Big Gay Sketch Show," wrote the screenplay about a woman with dissociative personality disorder who wins the lottery and decides to spend her winnings on a cable access talk show about her life.

Recent films like "Silver Linings Playbook" have proved that comedy and mental illness could coexist and connect with theatergoers.

Since her tour-de-force in the hit "Bridesmaids," Wiig has become one of Hollywood's most in-demand actresses. She has five films in the can: "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," "Despicable Me 2," "Girl Most Likely," "The Skeleton Twins" and "Hateship, Loveship."

Ferrell, McKay and Jessica Elbaum are producing "Welcome to Me" through their Gary Sanchez Productions. The company is in the process of securing financing.

Gary Sanchez is in production on the "Anchorman" sequel for Paramount.

Piven's credits include the documentary short "The Beast and the Angel."

Wiig is repped by UTA, manager Naomi Odenkirk and Jackoway Tyerman.

Laurence is handled by UTA and 3 Arts.

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