Lionsgate's motherhood pic stars Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez
Matthew Morrison (“Glee”) has joined the cast of Lionsgate’s motherhood comedy “What To Expect When You’re Expecting” opposite Cameron Diaz.Lionsgate made the announcement Friday. Other previously announced cast include Jennifer Lopez, Brooklyn Decker, Elizabeth Banks, Anna Kendrick, Chace Crawford and Rob Huebel. Morrison’s character will be teamed with Diaz’s on a popular celebrity dance show with a pregnancy forcing them to synch their bi-coastal lives and re-asses what matters in life – all while in the national spotlight. Lionsgate has selected Mother’s Day weekend next year to release “Expecting.” Shooting’s expected to start in mid-summer. The minimajor acquired feature rights to Heidi Murkoff’s bestseller from Phoenix Pictures last year and put Kirk Jones on to direct in March. Heather Hach wrote the first draft and Shauna Cross (“Whip It”) penned the final draft in which the focus is on four interconnected couples. Mike Medavoy, Arnie Messer and David Thwaites are producing, with Doug McKay co-producing, through their Phoenix Pictures banner. Heidi and Erik Murkoff will executive produce along with their literary manager Alan Nevins of Renaissance Literary & Talent. Morrison is on a summer tour to promote his self titled debut album. He’s represented by manager Eric Podwall and CAA. Robert Melnik negotiated the deal on behalf of Lionsgate.
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