Elizabeth Banks Joins the Cast of ‘Expect When You’re Expecting’

Posted by at 2:30 pm on July 11, 2011

Lionsgate and the producers of the film adaptation of the worldwide bestselling book What to Expect When You’re Expecting have announced that Elizabeth Banks (The 40-Year-Old Virgin, upcoming The Hunger Games) has been cast to star with Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Brooklyn Decker and Anna Kendrick in the film, which stars shooting this summer for a May 11, 2012 release.

Banks’ character is baby-crazy – the author of a children’s book about breast feeding and owner of The Breast Choice boutique, she is militant in her beliefs about what makes a good mother until she gets pregnant for the first time.

Kirk Jones (Waking Ned Devine, Nanny McPhee) is directing the film, which was acquired from a script by Heather Hach and re-written by Shauna Cross (Whip It). The film is based on the book by Heidi Murkoff that has been on the New York Times bestseller list for over 500 weeks. Lionsgate has worldwide rights to the film.

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