Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman have signed on to star in the fertility-themed comedy The Baster for Mandate Pictures.
Variety says that Will Speck and Josh Gordon, who previously teamed for the comedy Blades of Glory, will helm The Baster from a screenplay by Allan Loeb (21). Film is based on Jeffrey Eugenides' short story "Baster," which was first published in The New Yorker.
The Baster centers on a neurotic and insecure man (Bateman) who finds out his best friend (Aniston) wants to have a child through artificial insemination. He surreptitiously replaces her donor's semen with his own and is then forced to live with the secret that he is the child's real father.