Kristen Wiig’s New Lionsgate Comedy Pulls Out of Georgia Following Anti-Abortion Bill Signing

  • Variety
Kristen Wiig’s New Lionsgate Comedy Pulls Out of Georgia Following Anti-Abortion Bill Signing
A feature film reunion of the creative team behind “Bridesmaids” will no longer shoot in Georgia, following the signing of anti-abortion legislation in the Hollywood-centric state.

Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo’s new comedy, “Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar,” has pulled out of the state in light of its so-called “heartbeat bill,” a rep for Wiig told Variety. Wiig is a co-writer and star alongside Oscar nominee Mumolo in the movie, which is produced by Gary Sanchez Productions and distributed by Lionsgate. A spokesperson for Lionsgate had no immediate comment.

The bill seeks to ban abortions after the detection of a fetal heartbeat, and has become a lightning rod for protest and outcry since Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed it in early May. The state’s generous 30% tax rebate for film and TV production has made it an optimal location for shoots, contributing an estimated 92,000 jobs and
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