Amy Mitchell has a seemingly perfect life – a great marriage, over-achieving kids, beautiful home and a career. However she’s over-worked, over-committed and exhausted to the point that she’s about to snap. Fed up, she joins forces with two other over-stressed moms on a quest to liberate themselves from conventional responsibilities – going on a wild binge of long-overdue freedom, fun and self-indulgence – putting them on a collision course with PTA Queen Bee Gwendolyn and her clique of devoted perfect moms.
Bad Moms is an American comedy film directed and written by Jon Lucas & Scott Moore. The film stars Mila Kunis, Christina Applegate, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn and Jada Pinkett Smith. Principal photography began on January 11, 2016 in New Orleans. STX Entertainment will release the film on July 29, 2016.
On April 30, 2015, it was announced that Jon Lucas and Scott Moore were set to direct an untitled female comedy, based on their own original script. Bill Block of Block Entertainment and Raj Brinder Singh of Merced Media Partners would produce the film along with Judd Apatow and Josh Church through Apatow Productions, while Merced Media financing the film.
Leslie Mann was set to star for lead role. This would be Bill Block’s first film producing through Block Entertainment after leaving QED International. Paramount Pictures acquired the film’s distribution rights on May 8, 2015. The film was sold to different international distributors at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. On June 1, 2015, Mann and Apatow exited the film because of the scheduling conflicts.
On October 26, 2015, it was reported that Paramount left the project and STX Entertainment now came on board to handle the American distribution. Mila Kunis, Christina Applegate, and Kristen Bell joined the film for the lead roles, while Suzanne Todd would also produce the film along with Block. On January 11, 2016, Jada Pinkett Smith and Kathryn Hahn joined the film, where Smith would play Applegate’s blunt bestie, while Hahn would also play a mom.
Oirected by: Jon Lucas, Scott Moore
Starring: Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Christina Applegate, Kathryn Hahn, Jada Pinkett Smith, Emjay Anthony, Oona Laurence, Kesha, Lilly Singh, Christina DeRosa
Screenplay by: Jon Lucas, Scott Moore
Cinematography by: Jim Denault
Film Editing by: Jeff Freeman
Costume Design by: Julia Caston
Music by: Christopher Lennertz
Stuoio: STX Entertainment
Release Date: July 29, 2016