"How I Met Your Mother" and Marvel's The Avengers star Cobie Smulders has signed to play the female lead in Starbuck, Variety reports. She'll star opposite Vince Vaughn and Chris Pratt. The film, from DreamWorks Pictures, is a remake of the 2011 Canadian comedy hit.
The original film was directed by Ken Scott and written by Scott and Martin Petit and starred Patrick Huard as David Wozniak, an adult slacker (Vaughn) who learns that, as a sperm donor with the alias "Starbuck," he's fathered over 500 children. When a large group of them petition the sperm bank to reveal his identity, David has to decide whether or not to come forward while, in his personal life, his own girlfriend (Smulders) makes a decision about whether or not he should be the father of their potential child.
Scott will write and direct the English-language remake which is targeted to film later this year.