'Update' duo re-team for 'Mama'
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, partners on “Saturday Night Live’s” “Weekend Update,” will star in Universal comedy “Baby Mama,” which Michael McCullers will write and direct.
Lorne Michaels and John Goldwyn are producing. Jill Messick will exec produce the pic, about a single career woman whose desire to have a child and keep her career leads her to hire a surrogate.
Plan is to shoot next summer, when both Fey and Poehler have time off from their TV jobs.
McCullers, who with Mike Myers wrote the Austin Powers sequels “The Spy Who Shagged Me” and “Goldmember,” makes his directing debut on the film.
Fey created, exec produces and stars in the NBC sitcom “30 Rock.”
With Goldwyn, Michaels is producing Paramount’s “Curly Oxide and Vic Thrill,” from a script by Fey.
Poehler’s upcoming pics are “Spring Breakdown,” “Southland Tales,” “Tenacious D in ‘The Pick of Destiny’ ” and “Blades of Glory.” She’s also voicing Snow White in “Shrek the Third.”
Fey’s repped by Endeavor, 3 Arts and attorney Cliff Gilbert-Lurie, Poehler by UTA, 3 Arts and attorney Warren Dern. McCullers is repped by Endeavor, 3 Arts and Dern.