Last time Jennifer Lopez was pregnant in a movie, it didn’t work out so well for her (on many different levels). So, for her sake, let’s hope What to Expect When You’re Expecting is a different story. The singer-actress is reportedly deep in a deal with Lionsgate to play a major role in the upcoming comedy, which will chronicle six dissimilar expectant couples’ stories.
Lopez’s future is already ill-defined, as she has yet to announce whether or not she’ll be returning to American Idol. One can assume that accepting a film role will drive her further from the possibility of playing host for another season on Fox.
Also to play soon-to-be mothers in What to Expect When You’re Expecting (named for Heidi Murkoff’s and Sharon Mazel’s bestselling advice book series) are Cameron Diaz and Isla Fischer. The latter is also starring in the upcoming The Great Gatsby, for which I can’t decide if I’m thrilled or terrified. Among the male cast thus far are Ed Helms—who just made me want to see this movie—and, if the studio gets its wish, the film will add Glee’s Matthew Morrison, whose role on the series and musical tour would be a bit of a conflict for the film’s schedule.