Bridesmaids Sequel Possible Says Director
Posted 05.23.11 by Ryan
With the recently-released comedy Bridesmaids holding onto the
#2 spot at the box office for two weeks in a row, the movie looks like its headed for a box office take of over $100 million (it's already more than halfway there). And, in Hollywood terms, that can mean only one thing: sequel.
While some may ask whether a sequel is even possible, considering the upcoming Hangover sequel, it wouldn't seem impossible for "the female Hangover" to get another installment. Director Paul Feig recently admitted to Vulture that he's "up for the challenge."
I mean, it depends how we do in the next couple weeks, but I know there's definitely ... it's already been brought up. So, um, you know, when you get a group that's this deep and this good, it's a crime to not use them again. You just want to make sure that you do it as well as you did the first one and try to make it better, even. So, we're up for the challenge.
Bridesmaids cast member Melissa McCarthy is also ready to come back.
I will show up wherever these guys tell me to go. If it's a play in their backyard, I will gladly do it. I'll do kids' parties for them, I'll do bar mitzvahs; I'm in.
True to her word, McCarthy has already sold a comedy pitch to Paramount Pictures that would have McCarthy as the lead, and she will work on that with Bridesmaids co-writer Annie Mumolo.
Meanwhile, Bridesmaids producer Judd Apatow has vowed to develop more movies for the Bridemaids ensemble.
The easiest way to do that would be to make a sequel.