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Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman are trying their hands—and other assorted body parts—at a knocked-up comedy of their own.
The small-screen alums are uniting for The Baster, a romantic comedy from Blades of Glory codirectors Will Speck and Josh Gordon.
Per Variety, when Aniston's character decides to get preggers via artificial insemination, her BFF Bateman swaps the donor's sample with some of his own, unbeknownst to his belly-expanding buddy.
Shooting is set for this spring in New York.
Meanwhile, Camilla Belle, Selena Gomez and Ewan McGregor top the day's other casting news...
• Belle is keeping the faith with her latest big-screen project, the title role in Mary, Mother of Christ, which, per the Hollywood Reporter, will follow the young life and love of the virgin mother. The film, hoping to play to the same audience that flocked to The Passion of the Christ, also stars Peter O'Toole and Jonathan Rhys Meyers, who takes on the dual role of Gabriel the archangel and Lucifer. Producers are also seeking to cast Al Pacino and Jessica Lange in the film, which is due for release on April 2, 2010—not so coincidentally, Good Friday.
• From Jesus to Beezus, Disney star Gomez is set to try her hand as the older sister to one of young girls' seminal literary characters, Ramona Quimby. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Gomez will play Ramona's titular big sis in Beezus and Ramona, based on the Beverly Cleary book series. Ramona will be played by Joey King in the film, scheduled for release on March 19, 2010.
• McGregor may be boogying on over to The Electric Slide. Variety reports the actor is in talks to join the film adaptation of The Yankee Bandit: The Life and Times of Eddie Dodson, World's Great Bank Robber. During the '80s, Dodson got away with robbing more than 72 banks in Los Angeles before the FBI finally caught him.
• Tom Wilkinson leads the latest group of actors to flock to the Helen Mirren-starring The Debt, per the Hollywood Reporter. The film centers on a secret mission by Israeli Mossad agents to capture and kill a Nazi war criminal in the 1960s, only to fast forward 30 years down the line when the alleged soldier resurfaces.
• Timothy Hutton is floating to The Ghost. Per the Hollywood Reporter, Hutton joins the Roman Polanski-directed, eclecticly-cast drama centering on a ghostwriter hired to pen the British prime minister's memoirs and who begins uncovering political secrets. Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan, James Belushi, Kim Cattrall and Tom Wilkinson star in the pic, shooting in Berlin this week.
• David E. Kelley has made a Devine casting decision for his latest dramedy. Per the Hollywood Reporter, Loretta Devine has reunited with the Boston Public mastermind for Legally Mad, an NBC pilot centering on—what else?—a dysfunctional law firm.
• Finally, Ricki Lake is going to do her best Sharon Osbourne impersonation, taking over the headmistress duties on VH1's Charm School. The third season kicks off this summer.