Bad Moms is an upcoming 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.
Amy Mitchell (Kunis) puts her family first, second, and third. But her man-child husband, high-maintenance kids and idiot boss are taking a toll. When the alpha moms (Applegate and Jada Pinkett Smith) at her kids’ school push her too far, Amy finally snaps. Teaming up with two other misfit moms (Kathryn Hahn and Kristen Bell), Amy gets a jolt of freedom that shakes up her life and might even make her a better mom.
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