After their flop The Slammin’ Salmon, the comedy troupe Broken Lizard (behind Super Troopers and Beerfest) are back with a new film. The Babymakers is directed by Jay Chandrasekhar and with a promo red band trailer arriving today, it actually looks like it could be a return to form. The highlight for me is seeing Paul Schneider nab a lead comedy role, after loving him in everything from early David Gordon Green films (George Washington, All the Real Girls) to other dramas (Bright Star, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Away We Go) to having success on prime-time TV with Parks and Recreations.
He is joined by TV personality Olivia Munn, which I haven’t been impressed with, but hopefully this and her role in Steven Soderbergh‘s Magic Mike this summer will change by mind. They play a couple who needs some working sperm to have a baby, an idea coming from writers Peter Gaulke and Gerry Swallow (Black Knight, Ice Age: The Meltdown). The film doesn’t actually have US distribution yet, but this red band trailer has come online likely for sales purposes. Check it out below (via First Showing) for the comedy also starring the familiar faces of Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter and Erik Stolhanske.
Update: trailer removed the request of the producer.
Synopsis: After failing to get his wife pregnant, a guy (Schneider) recruits his pals to steal the deposit he left at a sperm bank years ago.
Once it picks up US distribution, expect The Babymakers to arrive next year.