Mandate Pictures--realizing they have nothing to compete against CBS Films' monopoly on "fertility-themed comedy"--have signed Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman to star in The Baster, a classic sperm mix-up story:
Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman have signed on to star in the fertility-themed comedy "The Baster" for Mandate Pictures.
Will Speck and Josh Gordon, who previously teamed for the comedy "Blades of Glory," will helm "The Baster" from a screenplay by Allan Loeb ("21"). Film is based on Jeffrey Eugenides' short story "Baster," which was first published in The New Yorker.
"The Baster" centers on a neurotic and insecure man (Bateman) who finds out his best friend (Aniston) wants to have a child through artificial insemination. He surreptitiously replaces her donor's semen with his own and is then forced to live with the secret that he is the child's real father.
Wouldn't she realize the semen was switched once her child reaches his teenage years and starts turning in a wolfman? Teen Wolf Too, y'see. Reference.
Now it's New York Comic Con time for me, dudes. Reports forthcoming!
Aniston, Bateman to star in 'Baster' [Variety]