Rockwell, Midler Join “Sweet Baby Jesus”

Sam Rockwell, Bette Midler, Kim Cattrall and British singer Pixie Lott have joined the cast of the 70’s-set comedy “Sweet Baby Jesus” for Intandem Films says Deadline.

Rockwell and Lott will play an expecting hippie couple who arrive in Bethlehem, Maryland to visit the woman’s mother (Cattrall). There they reveal the pregnancy is not via the boyfriend and the townspeople are convinced they’re about to witness the Second Coming.

Midler plays the owner of a guesthouse that is putting up the couple. Steve Blair pens the script and Peter Hewitt (“Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey”) directs the $10 million project.

Filming kicks off this August in Maryland and Ireland.