Deadline’s Mike Fleming reports that Keenan Ivory Wayans just sold a pitch to CBS and Columbia for a comedy, It Takes a Village, about a “white single career-obsessed woman who decides on a whim to adopt a child from a South Pacific island — and comes home with the tribe’s chief and seven elders who’ll stay until she proves she’s mommy material.” Hilarious! Now who the hell do they get to star in this thing?
Presumably stars who have adopted in real life would stay away from a comedy whose jokes were (partially) inspired by them — ruling out Angelina Jolie, Katherine Heigl,
Jessica Alba, Sandra Bullock, Meg Ryan, Madonna, and possibly Kate Hudson (plus the dozens of other actresses hiding secret babies, Bullock style, in case they need to distract from a scandal later). Who’s left? Julia Roberts, Jennifer Garner, and Reese Witherspoon, we guess — but none of them really have the motive to star in a comedy mocking adopters of third-world babies (much less one directed by the guy who did White Chicks and Little Man). You know who might totally say yes, though? Jennifer Aniston.