Kristen Wiig to turn director

PTI| Last Updated: Jun 12, 2014, 10:33 AM IST

London: Actress Kristen Wiig will be taking her first ever role behind the camera for Tom Rothman`s TriStar Productions.

The 40 year-old actress will also be reteaming with her `Bridesmaids` co-screenwriter, Annie Mumolo, to produce and star in the new project as well as directing it, reportedly.

"We`re very excited to be writing. We will be going into a cave for months to finish. An actual cave. We found one that`s nice and big. We`re putting a couch in there. I`ve been wanting to direct for some time now. This seems like the perfect first project," she said in a statement.

The yet-to-be-titled flick will be set in Vista Del Mar, and will follow two "best friends who find themselves in over their heads and out of their depths," with hilarity expected to proceed throughout.

Wiig, 40, a `Saturday Night Live` alum, and Mumolo garnered worldwide fame after the release of 2011`s `Bridesmaids,` the pair`s first script earned them a nomination for Best Original Screenplay at the Oscars.