It’s in every pregnant woman’s handbag or shoved in their desk drawer to read during the lunch hour; bedside table lamps are flicked on- and stay on- by which to read this go-to anthology of do’s and don’ts during pregnancy. ”What To Expect When You’re Expecting” is authors Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazel’s baby that caused quite the boom when first published back in 1984, and its bounding popularity has landed itself cameos in Hollywood hits like “Knocked Up” and “The Back-Up Plan” as frantic mothers-to-be brush up on “What To Expect.” Now, the popular pregnancy manual has inspired a flick all its own, and some pretty coveted stars to boot.
Celebs like Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Brooklyn Decker, Chris Rock, Chace Crawford and Matthew Morrison have all signed on to co-star in “What To Expect,” a romantic comedy about four couples and their lives as they find out what it takes to be parents. Brooklyn Decker’s character Skyler is headed for mommyhood, as she has been spotted on set with a prosthetic baby bump. Only in Hollywood can you take the wackiest adaptation idea, add A-List stars and get a sure-thing blockbuster. Expect “What To Expect” in 2012, expectantly.