Christina Applegate, Kristen Bell and Mila Kunis are set to headline the project formerly known as Bad Moms for STX Entertainment
Originally planned for release through Paramount Pictures with Leslie Mann set to star and Judd Apatow attached to produce, the project formerly known as Bad Moms has been given new life at STX Entertainment. The company announced their acquisition of the project, written and to be directed by Jon Lucas & Scott Moore (The Hangover). Although Mann is no longer attached, the comedy will now be headlined by Christina Applegate, Kristen Bell and Mila Kunis.
“Like most modern mothers, Amy takes care of everyone but herself,” reads the film’s official logline. “Her life is perfect: a happy marriage, overachieving kids, a beautiful home, and 365 good-hair days a year. She bakes for the school bake sale and chairs every committee – all the while holding down a career. And, she makes it all look easy. But just under the surface, Amy is at her breaking point — too over-worked, over-committed, and over-exhausted to take one more demand from anyone. Why work so hard for so little appreciation? What would happen if she did what she wanted for a change? Fed up, Amy joins forces with two other over-stressed moms, leading them on a quest to liberate themselves from conventional responsibilities, going on a wild un-mom like binge of freedom, fun and self-indulgence — accidentally landing on a collision course with PTA Queen Bee Gwendolyn and her blindly devoted clique of ‘perfect’ moms.”
“Jon Lucas and Scott Moore are masters at creating relatable characters that audiences instantly embrace, and then putting them in hilarious real-life situations for great comedic results,” says STX’s President and Chief Content Officer Oren Aviv, President and Chief Content Officer, STX Entertainment. “This film provides the rare opportunity for a half-dozen strong female lead roles, and we are thrilled to have assembled an exceptional cast led by Mila Kunis, Christina Applegate, Kristen Bell. We can’t wait to start production and be part of the magic this team will bring to the screen.”
Suzanne Todd and Bill Block are producing the Bad Moms project, which should announce its new title shortly.
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