Kristin Bell, Mila Kunis and Christina Applegate have all signed on to star in a new comedy film from the screenwriters of The Hangover.
Originally titled Bad Moms, the film was set to star Leslie Mann and to be produced by her husband, Judd Apatow, before the couple left the film. While Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, writers of The Hangover, are still onboard and have penned the script, they have also been given the task of directing the film.
At the moment, the film is yet to be titled.
The story centers on an overachieving mother with a seemingly perfect life whose stress lines are one bad day from cracking. Fed up, she joins two other overstressed mothers, leading them on a quest to liberate themselves from conventional responsibilities, which includes going on a wild un-mom-like binge of freedom, fun and self-indulgence. The course of action lands them on a collision course with the PTA Queen Bee and her blindly devoted clique of "perfect" moms.
Oren Aviv, STX president/CCO, had this to say about the cast and and crew:
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.”
No word yet on when production will start or when the movie will be released.
Kristin Bell is probably best known for both Veronica Mars and Frozen but has worked with Kunis before on Forgetting Sarah Marshall back in 2008. Bell can currently be seen in House of Lies and next in The Boss with Melissa McCarthy.
Christina Applegate will, at least for me, always be remembered as Kelly Bundy in Married with Children but has also starred in Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, its sequel and Up All Night. Applegate can be next be heard in Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip.
Aside from her work on Family Guy and That '70s Show, Mila Kunis has also starred in Black Swan, Ted, Date Night and The Angriest Man in Brooklyn.
This sounds amazing! All three of these actresses are brilliant and will each bring a different type of comedy to the movie, as we've seen them do in their previous works. Can't wait to see it.