Matt Lucas Cast in Director Paul Feig’s BRIDESMAIDS

     June 18, 2010

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Matt Lucas is trading in his suspenders and horizontal stripes for something a little more formal.  According to THR, Lucas (who recently played both “Tweedledee” and Tweedledum” in Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland) has agreed to join Universal’s Judd Apatow-produced comedy Bridesmaids (he was “in talks” last month).  While his role in the film has yet to be announced, one can only assume that the British actor will not be required to wear the CGI “Sumo-Suit” used to create “Tweedledee/Dum” in the shooting of Alice (although it could certainly be fun to have around the set).

The comedy, co-written by SNL gem Kristin Wiig along with actress/writer Annie Mumolo, will star Wiig as a maid of honor doing her best to keep a group of wealthy, stuck-up bridesmaids happy during the pre-wedding events leading up to her best friend’s wedding day.  Helming the film is veteran television director Paul Feig (Nurse Jackie, The Office, Arrested Development).

If Bridesmaids already sounds more promising to you than recent wedding film disasters (and when you consider 27 Dresses and Bride Wars, really how could it not?) then hit the jump to see the potentially hilarious cast joining Wiig in the film.

According to THR’s report, in addition to Wiig, Bridesmaids will also feature the talents of Wendi McLendon-Cover (Deputy Clementine Johnson of Reno 911!), Ellie Kemper (The Office), Melissa McCarthy (The Back-Up Plan & personal favorite The Nines), and Chris O’Dowd (upcoming Steve Carrell comedy Dinner for Schmucks). The film is currently slated for a 2012 release and while studios could cast Wiig in virtually anything and I would be on-board, all of the names associated with the film thus far point toward a comedy with serious potential.

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