Kristen Wiig has signed on to star and produce in the adaptation of Chandler Baker’s ‘The Husbands’.

The book, which is set to be released on August 8th, follows an overworked mother who, while house-hunting in a nice suburban neighbourhood, meets a group of high-powered women with enviably supportive husbands. When she agrees to take on a legal case involving the untimely death of one resident’s husband, she risks exposing not only the secrets at the heart of her own marriage but the true secret to having it all, one worth killing for.

Baker will adapt for the screen, marking her feature screenwriting debut. Plan B Entertainment will also produce alongside Wiig. Baker will also serve as an executive producer on the film.

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Wiig was last seen in ‘Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar’ which she co-wrote, produced and starred in alongside Annie Mumolo. She also starred in ‘Wonder Women 1984’. Her upcoming projects include co-writing the untitled Cinderella Evil Stepsisters film for Disney with Mumolo. She also lends her voice to the next ‘Despicable Me’ film.

Baker is also the author of ‘Whisper Network’, another New York Times bestseller, as well as six young-adult novels.