Annette Bening joins cast of Imogene

She's set to star opposite Kristen Wiig

Annette Bening has been cast to play the mother to Kristen Wiig's suicide-faker in comedy Imogene .

"It's basically about a girl who kind of pretends to kill herself... to get her recently ex-boyfriend's attention. She ends up having to go live with her mom, whom she hasn't seen in years" states Wiig.

Bening will portray the estranged gambling addicted mother of a Wiig's New York playwright. Wiig is hot property following the success of Bridesmaids (which she also co-wrote), and Bening was nominated for yet another Oscar this year for her work in The Kids Are All Right .

Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini ( American Splendor ) are directing what is said to be Wiig's "passion project".