Aniston, Bateman Inserted Into “Baster”

Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman will team up for the romantic comedy “The Baster” for Mandate Pictures reports the trades.

Bateman and Aniston will play best friends Wally and Kassie. When neurotic and insecure Wally learns that Kassie plans to become pregnant through artificial insemination, he secretly replaces the donor’s semen with his own and must live with the secret that he is the father of her child.

Will Speck and Josh Gordon (“Blades of Glory”) will direct from a script by Allan Loeb (“21”) based on Jeffrey Eugenides’ short story.

Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa will produce. Filming kicks off this Spring in New York.