Five character posters have debuted for the upcoming comedy about becoming a parent What to Expect When You’re Expecting, based on Heidi Murkoff’s best-selling pregnancy self-help book.
A screen adaptation of the bestselling pregnancy self-help book by Heidi Murkoff, the film follows the relationships of seven couples as they experience the thrills, terrors, surprises, aches, and pains of preparing to embark on life’s biggest journey: parenthood.
Here’s the official synopsis for the film:
Inspired by the perennial New York Times bestseller of the same name, WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING is a hilarious and heartfelt big screen comedy about five couples whose intertwined lives are turned upside down by the challenges of impending parenthood. 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? A kaleidoscopic comedy as universal as it is unpredictable, WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING finds humor and uplift in all the unexpected trials and triumphs of welcoming a child into the world. The film stars Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Banks, Chace Crawford, Brooklyn Decker, Anna Kendrick, Matthew Morrison, Dennis Quaid, Chris Rock, Rodrigo Santoro, Ben Falcone and Joe Manganiello.
The film is directed by Kirk Jones (Waking Ned Divine, Nanny McPhee) and stars Elizabeth Banks, Anna Kendrick, Genesis Rodriguez, Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Dennis Quaid, Brookyln Decker, Chace Crawford, Joe Mangeniello, and Chris Rock.
What to Expect When You’re Expecting is set for release on May 11th, 2012. [source: ivillage]
View the character posters below:
Elizabeth Banks plays Wendy, a baby-crazy author who thought pregnancy would be a breeze. Boy, was she wrong! In real life, the 37-year-old actress, who’s mom to 10-month-old son Felix with husband Max Handelman, told iVillage recently: “I did not know how much joy a kid could bring into your life. It’s incredible.”
After struggling to conceive, Jennifer Lopez‘s character, Holly, decides to adopt a baby from across the globe.
Anna Kendrick plays Rosie, a food-truck chef whose spontaneous hook-up results in an unexpected baby.
Cameron Diaz plays Jules — a TV fitness guru dealing with a surprise pregnancy.
Blonde, young and gorgeous, Brooklyn Decker‘s character Skyler makes the perfect trophy wife for her much-older husband (Dennis Quaid).