Loosely based on the classic pregnancy helpbook (although God knows why they’re making movies now based on self help books), What To Expect When You’re Expecting is the sort of film that’s most likely to appeal to women, but they’re making a bid to get men interested with this latest trailers, which concentrates on the dads dealing with parenthood. The film follows several couples through the dubious joys of pregnancy. Elizabeth Banks, Cameron Diaz, Joennifer Lopez, Anna Kendrick, Dennis Quaid, Chris Rock, Chace Crawford, Rodrigo Santoro and more star. The film is due out in May.
Ryan Murphy has plenty of experience with musical comedy as the creator of Glee, and now he’s joining forces with Sony Pictures for a musical called One Hit Wonders, which Deadline reports has Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon, Cameron Diaz, Beyoncé Knowles, and Andy Samberg attached to star.
The film is about three singers (Paltrow, Witherspoon, and Diaz), who each had hit singles in the 1990s, although their careers fizzled shortly thereafter. They decide to jump-start their careers once more by combining to form a super group. No character details were given for Beyoncé Knowles and Andy Samberg’s parts, although Samberg will be involved in generating the music for the movie with his Lonely Island cohorts.
Ryan Murphy will direct One Hit Wonders from a script he is co-writing with his Glee collaborators Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan. Murphy wants to start production on One Hit Wonders after he wraps on his next project, The Normal Heart, which is due to shoot this spring.
Turning a self-help book into a movie is a bit of a strange idea if you ask me, but they’ve done it with What To Expect When You’re Expecting, which follows several couples through the dubious joys of pregnancy. 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? The film’s out next May.