Looks like Gary Marshall is at it again. His new film, Mother’s Day, is gearing up for production, and the names that are circling are A-listers.
Mother’s Day will be modeled in the same fashion as his previous films, Valentine’s Day and New Year’s Eve, where Marshall packed in a ton of A-list celebrities and tied in each storyline. So far, it’s rumored that Julia Roberts is attached to star in the Mother’s Day film.
According to Deadline, other stars that are floating around the film are Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, and Jason Sudeikis. These stars in particular are currently in negotiations for the film.
It’s said that Mother’s Day will shoot in August.
So far we don’t know the plot of Mother’s Day, but it’s pretty easy to guess that Marshall will rope in stars whose characters find themselves running over each other to make the perfect Mother’s Day for their spouses. Perhaps one character is longing to be a mother but can’t conceive, or another couple is trying desperately for a baby. It’s all just speculation, but considering the plots of the other two films, we can see where this one is heading.
It’s not a surprise that Gary Marshall is trying his hand for a third time at this format. His first film with this structure, Valentine’s Day, turned in $216 million at the box office. The stars in that film were Jessica Biel, Jessica Alba, Kathy Bates, Ashton Kutcher, Eric Dane, Bradley Cooper, Patrick Dempsey, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Garner, Anne Hathaway, Topher Grace, Queen Latifah, Taylor Swift, Taylor Lautner, and more.
For New Year’s Eve, Kutcher, Biel, and Hector Elizondo returned for the second film, and were joined by Robert De Niro, Josh Duhamel, Zac Efron, Katherine Heigl, Ludacris, Seth Meyers, Lea Michele, Sofia Vergara, Sarah Jessica Parker, Hilary Swank, and more. At the time, the film took in $142 million at the box office.
There’s no word if Ashton Kutcher, Jessica Biel, or Hector Elizondo are returning for the third adventure, but odds are looking in their favor.
Here’s reactions people are having about the news of a third film.
@FB_BMB Why? It’s been too long since the LAST terrible one!
— Steve Kidd (@MOVIELORD101) July 1, 2015
Everyone bitching about Gary Marshall continuing his holiday-comedy series with MOTHER’S DAY is plainly misogynistic.
— Guy Lodge (@GuyLodge) July 1, 2015
@EW He must be stopped.
— Max B. O’Connell (@thefilmtemple) July 1, 2015
@EW oh wait this actually isn’t a joke?
— Katie Sweet (@KatieSweet17) July 1, 2015
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