BRIDESMAIDS and THE HEAT Director Paul Feig May Helm Untitled Comedy for Fox

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Bridesmaids director Paul Feig is not exactly lacking for material, and he may be adding another potential project to his slate.  Deadline reports that Feig is attached to produce and possibly direct an untitled comedy pitch for 20th Century Fox.  Plot details are under wraps, but Feig hatched the idea as “a vehicle for a group of ethnically diverse comic actresses.”  Melissa Stack, who recently wrote the upcoming Cameron Diaz comedy The Other Woman, is attached to pen the script.  Feig will produce alongside Jessie Henderson under their Feigco banner, which aims to make R-rated comedies at Fox.

Feig is coming off the success of this summer’s Sandra Bullock/Melissa McCarthy comedy The Heat and he will next direct McCarthy in the spy comedy Susan Cooper, which also stars Jason Statham and Bridesmaids co-star Rose Byrne.  Additionally, he is developing a The Heat spinoff focusing on the characters played by Jamie Denbo and Jessica Chaffin.

Cameron Diaz to Lead Revenge Comedy THE OTHER WOMAN; Kristen Wiig May Co-Star

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Cameron Diaz is looking to tackle another comedy.  The actress is now attached to star in Fox’s revenge comedy The Other Woman, which is apparently in the vein of a younger-skewing The First Wives Club.  The story centers on a woman who finds out she’s “the other woman” in a love triangle and meets up with the wife in order to conspire against the husband.  The Wrap reports that Kristen Wiig is under consideration for a role in the film, presumably that of the man’s wife.  No director is currently attached, but the pic has a script by Black List scribe Melissa Stack and the pairing of Diaz and Wiig could make for some fine comedy.

Diaz most recently filmed a role in director Ridley Scott’s drama The Counselor and will be seen opposite Colin Firth in the comedy caper remake Gambit in early 2013.  She’s next set to star in the action-comedy Agent: Century 21 alongside Benicio Del Toro.

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