Cameron Diaz to act in ‘What to Expect When You’re Expecting’

Laura Donovan Contributor
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You can expect to see a lot of “Bad Teacher” star Cameron Diaz in the coming years.

The Californian, who was recently interviewed by Maxim, will join the cast of “What to Expect When You’re Expecting,” a comedy based on Heidi Murkoff’s bestselling how-to manual of the same name, reports Deadline.

“Black Swan” producers Arnie Messer and David Thwaites signed on for the flick, and Doug McKay will co-produce.

According to Deadline, the film aims to take a book that has sold more than 16 million copies and turn it into a picture similar to British romantic comedy “Love Actually,” where five couples experience the unexpected when a baby is on the way.

Last week, Diaz began production with Academy Award winner Colin Firth in “Gambit,” the Michael Hoffman-directed comedy that was written by Joel and Ethan Coen. Filming for “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” will reportedly start in July.

A fairly established actress, Diaz has made news headlines for more than a decade, most recently for her remarks about marriage being an outdated practice.

“I think we have to make our own rules,” the 38-year-old told Maxim for this month’s magazine issue. “I don’t think we should live our lives in relationships based off old traditions that don’t suit our world any longer.”