Darren Criss & Kristen Wiig To Get Close On The Big Screen
First Published: August 2, 2011 6:41 PM EDT Credit: Getty Images
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Darren Criss is getting a new love interest – on the big screen.
The “Glee” star is set to play opposite Kristen Wiig in the “Saturday Night Live” star’s next film project, “Imogene,” Vulture reported.
In the film, Kristen plays a woman who fakes a suicide attempt to get an old boyfriend back, only she is sent to live with her crazy mother, who has a gambling addiction, played by Annette Bening, the blog reported.
Celine Rattray, producer of “Imogene,” told the blog that Darren will play “a younger love interest” of Kristen’s character in the film. This will be Darren’s big screen debut.
“When Kristen goes back home from New Jersey she falls for someone,” the producer added, not clarifying if that person was Darren’s as-yet unnamed character.
However, Vulture reported there will be some lip-locking between Kristen and Darren.
As for Annette’s character, she “is a tacky ‘Jersey Shore’ mother,” the producer told the blog.
“Imogene” is expected to hit theaters in 2013.
In the meantime, Darren fans can catch him on Broadway in “How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying,” where he is replacing “Harry Potter” franchise star Daniel Radcliffe. He also returns to “Glee” for the 2011-2012 season on FOX.
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