Kristen Wiig's passion project Imogene first premiered at the Toronto Film Festival back in September, but as the year gets closer to changing over we have learned that it will be going into 2013 under a different name. Lionsgate, which picked up distribution rights for the film following its debut, has retitled the movie Girl Most Likely and have given it an official release date.
Deadline says that the comedy has been for a July 19th nationwide release. The date selection is a risky move given the competition that it will face that weekend. The movies already set for that weekend include the animated Turbo, the action/adventure R.I.P.D. and the new horror flick The Conjuring.
Unfortunately, this may not be the best news for Wiig fans. While I'm sure fans of the former Saturday Night Live star will want to see the movie for themselves, our own Katey Rich saw it at TIFF and ranked it as the biggest disappointment of the festival. In her write-up about the film she said, "You can feel the whole thing struggling to get on its feet after a strong start, and even with highlights like Bening's Jersey accent and Criss's performance of The Backstreet Boys's "I Want It That Way," there's not enough to keep the laughs coming consistently."
Wiig both executive produces and stars in the movie, which sees her playing Imogene, a dysfunctional woman who hits rock bottom when she attempts suicide to get the attention of her ex-boyfriend. The problem is that her attempt leads to her living with her mother (Annette Bening). who has a pretty serious gambling addiction. The film was written by Michelle Morgan and directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini. The talented cast also includes Darren Criss, Matt Dillon, Natasha Lyonne, and Nathan Corddry.
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