Kristen Bell, Christina Applegate and Mila Kunis to Play Bad Moms in Film Formerly Known as ‘Bad Moms’
Bad Moms lives again. The upcoming comedy from the writers behind The Hangover was originally set to star Leslie Mann, who was also going to produce the film with Judd Apatow. But Mann’s schedule didn’t work out, putting Bad Moms on the back burner until it could attract some new talent — and it has, as Kristen Bell, Christina Applegate and Mila Kunis have signed on to star in the now-untitled film.
THR reports that Bad Moms is no longer called Bad Moms, but while it awaits a new title, it has acquired some exciting talent. Bell, Applegate and Kunis will star in the upcoming comedy from The Hangover writers Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, who will also direct the project.
The film centers on an over-stressed mother whose perfectionist tendencies are threatening to shatter her wonderful life. She teams up with two similarly distressed moms to ditch their responsibilities — and families — to indulge in some vices, which earns them the ire of the head of the PTA and her army of uptight mothers.
So it’s basically like The Hangover, but for moms instead of bros. Applegate recently appeared in Vacation opposite Ed Helms, while Bell stars on Showtime’s House of Lies and has signed on to star in the CHiPs movie opposite her husband Dax Shepard, who is also directing. Kunis, meanwhile, hasn’t appeared in anything since Jupiter Ascending, though according to commercials, she now works for a Jim Beam distillery.