Sony Pictures’ Screen Gems announced that production has begun in New Orleans, Louisiana on the psychological thriller “When the Bough Breaks” (previously titled “The Surrogate”), directed by Jon Cassar (“24,” “The Kennedys”), from a screenplay penned by Jack Olsen and Karl Gajdusek.
Official synopsis reads: John and Laura Taylor (Morris Chestnut and Regina Hall) are a young, professional couple who desperately want a baby. After exhausting all other options, they finally hire Anna (Jaz Sinclair), the perfect woman to be their surrogate – but as she gets further along in her pregnancy, so too does her psychotic and dangerous fixation on the husband. The couple becomes caught up in Anna’s deadly game and must fight to regain control of their future before it’s too late.
“When the Bough Breaks” is being produced by former New Line toppers, Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne, and executive produced by Screen Gems’ Glenn Gainor.
Valerie Bleth Sharp will co-produce and Brian Dukes will associate produce.