Much to my chagrin, the cast of WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING, the pregnancy-manual-turned-romantic-comedy, is growing as fast as, well, a maturing pregnant belly. Elizabeth Banks (THE NEXT THREE DAYS) – a new momma herself – is the latest the ensemble. The adorably funny actress sent out a tweet earlier this morning confirming the announcement.
“Joining J Lo, Cameron Diaz and the rest of the awesome cast of What To Expect When You’re Expecting! Let’s have babies together!”
So there you have it. While I’m happy we can see Banks on the big screen, I’m just disheartened it’s in this cinematic afterbirth. Despite my efforts in writing about how this film should be aborted (pardon the bad pun) – for the good of the World in mind – the studio continues on with the production. Oh well. I can’t win all my battles and there is no accounting for taste. Even though it’s one of the nails in the romantic comedy coffin (signaling the sad demise of the genre), VALENTINE’S DAY was made for a relatively small fee of $52 million and raked in $110 million domestically. WHAT TO EXPECT is modeling itself after VALENTINE’S’ success. And when it’s all said and done, studio executives only care about the bottom line.
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING is in theaters on Mother’s Day 2012.