Bad Moms is set to get a gender-flipped spin-off next year. The comedy – starring Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Jada Pinkett Smith – was only dropped in cinemas around the globe in July but bosses at STX Entertainment, the studio behind the flick, are desperate to rush-release a male version called Bad Dads.
STX Entertainment said in a statement: “Where other studios have automatically green lit traditional and significantly more expensive sequels, STX has determined those sequels on average are grossing 68 per cent less than the originals. Instead, STX has chosen to focus on extending consumer passion for the ‘Bad Moms’ brand with a series of film spin-offs.”
It’s not yet known who will take the lead roles in Bad Dads, but castings are expected to kick off soon as the studio is hoping the movie will be ready to hit cinemas by July 2017.
And it’s not just a gender-reversed spin-off the studio are hoping to push ahead with as they’re also planning a reality TV show based on bad parents – although that’s a little way off yet.
STX Entertainment explained: “(We are also hoping to push ahead with) a reality television show, short form digital content, and a robust consumer products program.”
And it’s no wonder the studio is desperate to build on the success of Bad Moms as it pulled in an impressive $180 million worldwide at the box office. The film, which was directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, sees Mila struggling as a working mother while trying to live up to the expectations of perfect parent Christina Applegate.