Kristen Wiig in Bridesmaids

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The "Bridesmaids" writing duo is back at it.

Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo are set to star in an upcoming Lionsgate comedy that they co-wrote, THR reports. They'll play the title characters in the film, which is titled, "Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar."

The story centers on Barb and Star, two best friends who leave the Midwest for the first time for a Florida vacation. There, they get more than they bargained for. Specifically, they get mixed up in a villain's homicidal plot against the residents of Vista Del Mar, Florida.

Josh Greenbaum ("Becoming Bond") is set to direct "Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar," and he had great things to say about the movie's writers. He praised Wiig and Mumolo's "original, fresh, and undeniably hilarious voice." We'll apparently see it "in spades" in the film.

Wiig and Mumolo's last big-screen collaboration was 2011's "Bridesmaids," and they earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay. In addition to co-writing the script, Wiig starred in the film and Mumolo had a small role as a passenger on the plane Wiig's character was kicked off of. This time, we can expect Mumolo to have a lot more screen time.

In terms of acting, Mumolo has previously had roles in films such as "Bad Moms" and "The Boss." Meanwhile, Wiig stars in the upcoming "Where'd You Go, Bernadette." She also recently voiced a character in "How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World" and appeared in 2017's "Mother."

Wiig and Mumolo will produce the upcoming movie, along with Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, and Gloria Sanchez Productions. Meredith Wieck and Jim Miller are overseeing for Lionsgate.

[via: THR ]