The next film from Broken Lizard, the comedy troupe behind such movies you’ve probably watched in a college apartment as Super Troopers and Beerfest, is now in development and has a leading actor signed. The Baby Makers will be directed by Broken Lizard mainstay Jay Chandrasekhar from a script by Ice Age: The Meltdown writers Peter Gaulke and Jerry Swallow. As for that leading actor, the comedy troupe has scooped up indie darling Paul Schneider for the starring role. You may know him from such things as All the Real Girls, Lars and the Real Girl, and plenty of other things that don’t have the words ‘real’ and ‘girl’ in the title.
The film will be about a young couple who are having trouble conceiving, which leads to the husband convincing his friends to help him break into a sperm bank and retrieve a donation he made there when you was younger. In addition to Schneider, The Baby Makers will also star Kevin Heffernan as the nutty best friend, Chandrasekhar as an Estonian thief, and other Broken Lizard members such as Steve Lemme, Paul Soter, and Erik Stolhanske doing who knows what. I’m not as big a fan of Broken Lizard’s movies as many other people seem to be, but they’ve had some strong moments, and I do have kind of a giant man crush on Paul Schneider, so I’m looking forward to giving this one a chance. [Variety]