You’ve got to hand it to director Sebastian Silva… he has certainly defied all expectations. After scoring a little arthouse hit with 2009’s festival fave “The Maid,” Silva didn’t cash in those chips for something mainstream, but instead pivoted around and let his freak flag fly. He teamed up with Michael Cera for two movies that dropped this year, the druggy road trip “Crystal Fairy” and the Polanski-esque thriller “Magic Magic.” His next move? How about a comedy about two gay men looking to have a baby?
Yep, that’s the premise of the bluntly titled “Nasty Baby,” and even more, Silva is working a pretty serious Rolodex in casting this one. He’s nabbed hot comedienne Kristen Wiig and TV On The Radio frontman and sometimes actor Tunde Adebimpe (you probably recognize him from “Rachel Getting Married“) for the movie that will see two men (Adebimpe and Silva himself), who enlist their best friend to help them have a baby. But when the sperm of one of the dudes isn’t working, the responsibility shifts to the other and problems arise. The picture will be set in Fort Greene, Brooklyn and will play against its multicultural backdrop, but even more, it’s lining up a solid supporting cast. Alia Shawkat and Mark Margolis are slated along with Dennis O’Hare and Reg. E Cathey. And among the producers? How about “No” director Pablo Larrain.
We gotta say, this sounds potentially great and we certainly like how it’s all coming together. No word yet on when production will begin, but once all the ink is signed and dry, we presume this one will move sooner rather than later. [The Wrap]