Sunday, 22 November 2015

Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and more set for new comedy

Once a project that was being shepherded by Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann (Knocked Up) for him to produce and her to star in, the comedy formerly known as Bad Moms lost them and is now without a title, but does have an acting triumvirate for its leads, with news arriving via The Hollywood reporter that Mila Kunis (Black Swan), Kristen Bell (Forgetting Sarah Marshall) and Christina Applegate (Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy) joining up.





Paramount Pictures have been hoping this one would stay afloat, with Hangover (2009) writers Jon Lucas and Scott Moore providing the script and remaining attached to direct.

The plot will follow an overachiever of a mother who would seem to be living the perfect life, but unbeknown to her family, is also incredibly stressed and in dire need of a break. So she takes off with two equally harried moms on a quest for fun, freedom and frivolity. But their actions bring them into conflict with the local Parent Teacher Association leader and seeming queen of the local mothers' clique, who is none too happy with them disrupting her plans for an orderly, organised neighbourhood. There is no word on when it will start shooting yet, but the studio are probably just happy it is finally getting to this stage again.

Kunis, last seen in Jupiter Ascending, has a voice in stop motion animated feature Hell And Back, which has yet to find a UK release date. Bell is about to kick off work on the CHiPs movie and has Melissa McCarthy's (Bridesmaids) The Boss due here 10 June next year. And Applegate, who last appeared in the new Vacation film, is shooting Crash Pad with Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina) and voices Brittany once again in the latest Chipmunks film, The Road Chip, which will darken our cinema doors on 12 February.

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