UPDATE #2: Chris Rock has also joined the cast, according to Deadline. He’ll play Vic, who offers lectures to fathers-to-be about their pending responsibilities.
UPDATE: We’re told that Anna Kendrick has also joined the cast. She’ll play Rosie in one of the film’s interlocking stories. Her character reunites with an attractive old flame after a turf war between their respective food trucks, and they embark on a funny, poignant journey together in the wake of a surprise pregnancy.
Lionsgate and the producers of the film adaptation of the worldwide bestselling book What To Expect When You’re Expecting have announced that Brooklyn Decker (Just Go With It, upcoming Battleship) has been cast to star with Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Lopez in the film, which is expected to begin shooting mid-Summer 2011, and will be in theaters everywhere on May 11, 2012.
Decker will play Skyler in one of the film’s interlocking stories. The perennially perky character, who is married to a much older man, sails through her pregnancy with twins much to the consternation of her peers.
Kirk Jones (Waking Ned Devine, Nanny McPhee) is directing the film, which was acquired from a script by Heather Hach and re-written by Shauna Cross (Whip It). The film is based on the book by Heidi Murkoff that has been on the New York Times bestseller list for over 500 weeks. Lionsgate has worldwide rights to the film.
What To Expect When You’re Expecting is an ensemble romantic-comedy is in the vein of Love Actually and Valentine’s Day. The film is a modern look at love through the eyes of four interconnected couples experiencing the thrills and surprises of having a baby, and ultimately coming to understand the universal truth that no matter what you plan for, life doesn’t always deliver what’s expected.
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