New Line has picked up a comedy script for Pregnancy Pact from Sam Pitman and Adam Cole-Kelly, two writers whose previous project, The Diversification of Noah Miller, made Hollywood’s Black List (of unproduced screenplays). Remember when a group of teenage girls made the news a few years ago for allegedly making a pact to get pregnant at the same time and Lifetime made a movie about it? This has nothing to do with that because this could actually be funny.
The plot revolves around three best friends who agree to make sure that the women in each of their lives gets pregnant at the same time. The reasoning behind this is obvious: to avoid having to make friends with other new parents. The drawback, of course, is that it will test all manner of relationships throughout. Hit the jump for more on Pregnancy Pact.
Deadline reports that Red Hour’s Ben Stiller and Stuart Cornfield are producing with Erica Steinberg as executive producer. Though no actors are attached yet, Pregnancy Pact is reported to be a solid option for three young up-and-coming stars. I can already picture it as the type of project that Vince Vaughn, Jason Bateman and Ed Helms could have done. Or really, any casting combination of an Adam Sandler movie and The Hangover. Though if they’re aiming for a 20-something cast, it will be interesting to see who steps in and fills the roles.
In addition to Pregnancy Pact, scribes Pitman and Cole-Kelly are rewriting a comedy built around Russell Brand for Paramount. They have also landed a writing job for a pair of TV pilots: First Ones In for CBS and Ex-Laws for ABC.