Girl power is alive and well, and coming soon to a theater near you: Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis and Christina Applegate have all signed on to star in the untitled STX comedy formerly under the stewardship of Judd Apatow.
Originally titled Bad Moms, the film was set to be released by Paramount and produced by Apatow, with Leslie Mann on board to star. The Hangover writers Jon Lucas and Scott Moore have stayed on to write and direct, while Suzanne Todd (Alice in Wonderland) and Bill Block will produce.
“Jon Lucas and Scott Moore are masters at creating relatable characters that audiences instantly embrace, and then putting them in hilarious real-life situations for great comedic results,” STX president and CCO Oren Aviv said in a statement. “This film provides the rare opportunity for a half-dozen strong female lead roles, and we are thrilled to have assembled an exceptional cast led by Mila Kunis, Christina Applegate, Kristen Bell. We can’t wait to start production and be part of the magic this team will bring to the screen.”
The film focuses on three overworked mothers who, fed up from stress, go on a quest to free themselves from the responsibilities of everyday life — an act that lands them in hot water with the “perfect” clique of mothers, led by the PTA Queen Bee president.
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this piece had Judd Apatow listed as the film’s previous director.