Universal would like to follow up the comedy "Bridesmaids" sleeper hit of 2011 which raised revenue of U.S. $ 32 million in North America and $ 288 million $ U.S. in the world. In addition to its commercial success, "Bridesmaids" was a critical success garnering nominations for Golden Globe Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards and the Producers Guild Awards.
The problem is that the actress Kristen Wiig does not want to come back for a sequel. "We do not work on it," says the actress who co-wrote the film with Annie Mumolo. "Annie and I do not expect to make a sequel. We write something else, "she says The Hollywood Reporter.
This refusal may be due to a conflict between the actress and Universal. The six main actors of the film (Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper) have received a bonus of $ 100 000 each, an amount considered insufficient given the film's success. Even the promise of a salary in the eight figures would not Wiig convinced to return for a sequel.
Producer Judd Apatow is not keen on the idea of doing a sequel without the participation of Wiig and Annie Mumolo. However, he stated "The key is to get a good idea also see better than the first. We do not want to do unless it's extraordinary. I do not think we can think again. Hopefully we can start this year. "
Still, Universal could go ahead with the project and actress Melissa McCarthy, who played Megan in the comedy could achieve a major role in this sequel. "We talk to filmmakers currently on concepts and if the right concept emerges, we will move forward," commented a representative from the studio. It will also determine whether the director Paul Feig will return behind the camera.