What would you do if you won $86 million in the lottery? Well, if you’re Alice Klieg (Kristen Wiig), you buy your own talk show in the hopes of becoming the next Oprah. Oh, you also quit taking your meds cold turkey, which is never a great idea. James Marsden, Wes Bentley, and Joan Cusack play some of her TV channel cohorts, with Tim Robbins as her shrink Dr. Moffat.
Although this is packaged like a comedy, and it’s from Gary Sanchez Productions, it seems very likely that Alice’s journey is going to go to a rather dark place. Wiig’s known for her comedy chops, of course, but she’s proven adept at drama as well, especially in last year’s wrenching drama “The Skeleton Twins” with Bill Hader, and in the upcoming film “Diary of a Teenage Girl.”
“Welcome to Me” will hit theaters May 1, 2015.