A interesting project coming to the screen in 2012 is the film adaptation of the best selling book What to Expect When You’re Expecting. The book is actually an informational resource for expecting pregnant mothers, so its intriguing that they turned the book into an ensemble comedy film. The film features a strong female all-star cast, which is always welcome in the mostly male dominated Hollywood and I’m sure the subject of pregnancy can create some comic situations. But what’s interesting to me is how the book will incorporate the useful knowledge that many turn to for reference. What to Expect When You’re Expecting is one of the most respected resources on pregnancy available and I doubt Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazel, the writers of the original book, would’ve given permission to use their title without some informational benefit to the community.
I could be wrong though. This IS Hollywood.
What to Expect When You’re Expecting stars Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Banks, Chace Crawford, Brooklyn Decker, Anna Kendrick, Matthew Morrison, Ben Falcone, Rodrigo Santoro, Joe Manganiello and Chris Rock. The film is written by Shaua Cross and Heather Hach. What to Expect When You’re Expecting is scheduled for release May 11, 2012.
Inspired by the perennial New York Times bestseller of the same name, WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING is a hilarious and heartfelt big screen comedy about five couples whose intertwined lives are turned upside down by the challenges of impending parenthood. Over the moon about starting a family, TV fitness guru Jules and dance show star Evan find that their high-octane celebrity lives don’t stand a chance against the surprise demands of pregnancy. Baby-crazy author and advocate Wendy gets a taste of her own militant mommy advice when pregnancy hormones ravage her body; while Wendy’s husband, Gary, struggles not to be outdone by his competitive alpha-Dad, who’s expecting twins with his much younger trophy wife, Skyler. Photographer Holly is prepared to travel the globe to adopt a child, but her husband Alex isn’t so sure, and tries to quiet his panic by attending a “dudes” support group, where new fathers get to tell it like it really is. And rival food truck chefs Rosie and Marco’s surprise hook-up results in an unexpected quandary: what to do when your first child comes before your first date? A kaleidoscopic comedy as universal as it is unpredictable, WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING finds humor and uplift in all the unexpected trials and triumphs of welcoming a child into the world. The film stars Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Banks, Chace Crawford, Brooklyn Decker, Anna Kendrick, Matthew Morrison, Dennis Quaid, Chris Rock, Rodrigo Santoro, Ben Falcone and Joe Manganiello.