Starring Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Patrick Wilson, Jeff Goldblum and Juliette Lewis, “The Switch” is produced by Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa. Nathan Kahane, Jennifer Aniston and Kristin Hahn are executive producers.
“The Switch” is based on the short story “Baster,” written by Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist Jeffrey Eugenides, author of “The Virgin Suicides” and “Middlesex.” Screenwriter Allan Loeb discovered the story when it was originally published in The New Yorker in 1996 and believed it would be a great premise for a film. Loeb subsequently developed the screenplay with producers Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa of Bona Fide Productions.
Producer Nathan Kahane, president of Mandate Pictures (“Juno,” “Stranger than Fiction”), had an opportunity to read the script and became an enthusiastic fan. “We felt it had a totally fresh approach to a very unique subject, so we reached out to Albert [Berger] and Ron [Yerxa], whom we have worked with in the past, to let them know we were extremely passionate
about partnering with them on this film.”
Miramax Films presents: Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman in “The Switch”
JENNIFER ANISTON stars alongside JASON BATEMAN in this offbeat comedy as Kassie, a smart, fun-loving single woman who, despite her neurotic best friend Wally’s (BATEMAN) objections, decides it’s time to have a baby—even if it means doing it by herself … with a little help from a charming sperm donor (PATRICK WILSON). But, unbeknownst to her, Kassie’s plans go awry because of a last-minute switch that isn’t discovered until seven years later when Wally finally gets acquainted with Kassie’s cute— though slightly neurotic—son.
Directed by: Josh Gordon and Will Speck
The Switch – Opens everywhere August, 20 2010.
The Switch – Official Site