Jennifer Lopez Stars in ‘What to Expect When You’re Expecting’

Jennifer Lopez at 'The Back-Up Plan' Premiere
Jennifer Lopez at 'The Back-Up Plan' Premiere - © Richard Chavez

Lionsgate has made it official. After weeks of speculation, the studio confirmed Jennifer Lopez has signed up to star in What to Expect When You’re Expecting. Cameron Diaz is also set to take on the film version of Heidi Murkoff’s bestselling book.

Filming is set to begin this summer with Lionsgate eyeing a Mother’s Day Weekend 2012 release. According to the studio, “Lopez will play Holly in one of the film’s the interlocking stories, a woman who adopts a baby from abroad with her husband after difficulty conceiving.”

Nanny McPhee director Kirk Jones is helming the film from a script by Heather Hach and re-written by Shauna Cross (Whip It).  Mike Medavoy, Arnie Messer and David Thwaites are producing, with Doug McKay co-producing.  Heidi and Erik Murkoff will executive produce along with their literary manager Alan Nevins of Renaissance Literary & Talent.

The What to Expect When You’re Expecting Plot:

“Based on the 16 million copy best-selling book, What to Expect When You’re Expecting is an ensemble romantic-comedy is in the vein of Love Actually and Valentine’s Day.  The film is a modern look at love through the eyes of four interconnected couples experiencing the thrills and surprises of having a baby, and ultimately coming to understand the universal truth that no matter what you plan for, life doesn’t always deliver what’s expected.”