Kristen Wiig's "Bridesmaids" Followup Pulls Out of Georgia Over Abortion Law

May 22, 2019

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A Kristen Wiig comedy and an Amazon Prime series have both pulled out of filming in Georgia over the state's controversial abortion laws. Deadline reports that production was set to begin in the state on Wiig's Barb and Star Go to Vista del Mar--which she penned with Bridesmaids co-writer Annie Mumolo. The movie focuses on "best friends who leave their Midwestern town for a vacation in Florida." Meanwhile, Amazon Prime's The Power has likewise pulled out of filming its 10-episode first season in Georgia. "It felt wrong to us to go ahead and make our show and take money/tax credit from a state that is taking this stance on the abortion issue," The Power showrunner Reed Morano wrote on Instagram. "We just couldn’t do it.”