By Sophia Savage | Indiewire April 11, 2012 at 1:43PM
Millennium Entertainment takes all US rights for a multi-platform release of Jay Chandrasekhar's "The Babymakers," which had its debut at SXSW.
The comedy stars Olivia Munn and Paul Schneider as a couple who can't get pregnant; afraid he may be "shooting blanks," Schneider's Tommy Macklin gets his friends to help him rob the sperm bank where he has some baby making goods in storage (full synopsis below).
Chandrasekhar, says "I couldn't be happier that the film found a home at Millennium. I'm not a follower of the prophecies, but I'm 99% sure that there's something in there about making babies and the Millennium. So, look out."
The film will hit VOD July 3, followed by a platform release July 27.
Aisha Tyler, Kevin Heffernan, Wood Harris, Constance Zimmer, M.C. Gainey and Nat Faxon co-star. Jason Blum (Blumhouse), Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (Automatik) and Chandrasekhar (Duck Attack) produced, with co-exec producers Charles Layton (Alliance), Stuart Ford (IM Global) and Kevin Heffernan .
After trying everything to get his wife Audrey (Olivia Munn) pregnant, Tommy Macklin (Paul Schneider) realizes to his horror that he may be “shooting blanks.” Terrified that his marriage may fall apart, Tommy recruits his friends to rob a sperm bank where he made a deposit years ago. As with any half-baked scheme, everything can and does go wrong, testing the limits of Tommy and Audrey’s relationship and showing how far one couple will go in hopes of getting pregnant.