Karen Gillan, Zoe Chao to Star in MRC Comedy 'Let’s Have Kids!'

Karen Gillian and Zoë Chao will star in Let’s Have Kids!, a comedy from MRC.

Adam Sztykiel, the screenwriter of DC movie Black Adam who previously tackled the topic of giving birth with Due Date, will make his directorial debut. Sztykiel was previously set to make his directorial debut for the Warner Brothers/DC project Wonder Twins before that film fell apart after Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav canned the project amid a pullback on streaming films.

Kids centers on lifelong best friends Emma and Phoebe, played by Gillan and Chao, who decide to try to have their first babies at the same time so they can navigate the great unknown of motherhood together. They find, however, that their friendship is deeply tested when only one of them gets pregnant.

Sztykiel wrote the script with Ellie Knaus. It begins filming this year.

The comedy is being produced by Becky Sloviter, whose credits include the hit comedy Palm Springs and acclaimed series PEN15. Sloviter is producing via her production company A Dare To Be Great Situation. 

Gillan is best known for her Marvel Studios movies, particularly the Guardians of the Galaxy trilogy, in which she plays fan-favorite character Nebula.

Chao gained notices for starring in the Facebook Watch comedy series Strangers. More recently, she was one of the stars of Apple TV’s mystery show The Afterparty, created by Chris Miller.

Gillan is repped by UTA, Linden Entertainment and Jackoway Austen. Chao is repped by CAA, Entertainment 360 and Schreck Rose. Sztykiel is repped by UTA, Kaplan/Perrone and MFW. 

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