June 21, 2011


Jennifer Lopez is in talks to star in two films, Parker and What to Expect When You’re Expecting.  Jason Statham stars as the titular thief with a strict moral code in Parker, based on the Donald Westlake mystery novels that feature the character.  Lopez is eying the female lead, Leslie, a woman who gets involved with Parker during a heist.  Taylor Hackford (Love Ranch) will direct from a script John J. McLaughlin (Carnivàle) with the goal of launching an action franchise.  Production is scheduled for August.

Lopez is in negotiations with Lionsgate to play Holly, a supporting role, in What to Expect When You’re Expecting.  Cameron Diaz and Matthew Morrison star in the film, directed by Kirk Jones (Nanny McPhee).  Expect What to Expect in theaters May 11, 2012.  The script, said to be a romantic comedy in the style of Love Actually, is based on the bestselling book that informs mothers-to-be on all things pregnancy.  Read a description of the contents after the jump.


A new book for a new generation of expectant moms—featuring a new look, a fresh perspective, and a friendlier-than-ever voice. It’s filled with the most up-to-date information reflecting not only what’s new in pregnancy, but what’s relevant to pregnant women. Heidi Murkoff has rewritten every section of the book, answering dozens of new questions and including loads of new asked-for material, such as a detailed week-by-week fetal development section in each of the monthly chapters, an expanded chapter on pre-conception, and a brand new one on carrying multiples.

More comprehensive, reassuring, and empathetic than ever, the Fourth Edition incorporates the most recent developments in obstetrics and addresses the most current lifestyle trends (from tattooing and belly piercing to Botox and aromatherapy). There’s more than ever on pregnancy matters practical (including an expanded section on workplace concerns), physical (with more symptoms, more solutions), emotional (more advice on riding the mood roller coaster), nutritional (from low-carb to vegan, from junk food–dependent to caffeine-addicted), and sexual (what’s hot and what’s not in pregnant lovemaking), as well as much more support for that very important partner in parenting, the dad-to-be. [Amazon]

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