The film is planned for release next year, with Josh Greenbaum directing. The filmmakers and stars of "Bridesmaids" have long shrugged off the possibility of a sequel. But the reunion of Wiig and Mumolo had been eagerly awaited. They first announced the "Barb and Star" project in 2014. It was then set up at TriStar Productions, with Wiig directing.
Made for $32.5 million, "Bridesmaids" grossed $288.4 million worldwide.