Kristen Wiig comedy film pulls out of Georgia over abortion law
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Production for Kristen Wiig’s upcoming comedy “Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar” will transfer out of Georgia following the state’s passage of new restrictions on abortions, Time reports, citing a representative for the actress.

Wiig co-wrote and stars in the Lionsgate film alongside Annie Mumolo, with whom she co-wrote the Oscar-nominated screenplay for “Bridesmaids.”


The announcement comes as several other productions have made similar moves after Gov. Brian Kemp (R) earlier this month signed into law a bill banning abortions in Georgia once a fetal heartbeat is detected, around six weeks.

A number of productions have decided to leave the state, despite the tax breaks that have enticed the TV and film industries to the Peach State.

Reed Morano, who directed three episodes of Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” pulled Amazon’s science fiction series “The Power” out of Georgia, telling Time “there is no way we would ever bring our money to that state by shooting there.”

David Simon, creator of HBO’s “The Wire” and “The Deuce,” has also pledged to boycott the state, saying earlier this month that his production company, Blown Deadline, would no longer assess the state for locations. Jordan Peele and J.J. Abrams, meanwhile, said that while they will still film their upcoming horror series “Lovecraft Country” in the state, all proceeds from the show will be dedicated to fighting the law.

Meanwhile, legislation introduced in California would offer a tax break to studios who move their production from states with restrictive abortion laws.

“There are actors and actresses that are refusing to be part of a production in one of those states,” Democratic Assemblywoman Luz Rivas said. “I think it really puts pressure on the industry to reconsider whether they want to do business in those states.”