Michaela Watkins Has A “Back-Up Plan”

Comedian Michaela Watkins has been cast in CBS Films’ romantic comedy “The Back-Up Plan” says The Hollywood Reporter.

Watkins will play Mona, the longtime best friend of Jennifer Lopez’s character, a fed-up wannabe mother who meets a promising romantic prospect the same day she receives artificial insemination.

Their confusing courtship progresses in time with the woman’s expanding tummy secret. Aussie “Moonlight” hunk Alex O’Loughlin also stars.

Kate Angelo (“Will & Grace”) wrote the screenplay, and Alan Poul (“Six Feet Under”) is directing. Shooting begins May 11th in Los Angeles.