Farrellys on baby duty for 'Baster'


Peter and Bobby Farrelly have hopped on board to direct "Baster," a romantic comedy written by Allan Loeb. The duo also will executive produce.

Based on a short story by Jeffrey Eugenides, the novelist behind "The Virgin Suicides" and "Middlesex," the narrative is described as a character-driven romantic comedy for the in vitro age. The short story told of a woman's longing for a baby.

Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa are producing via their Bona Fide Prods. label. Bradley Thomas, the Farrellys' longtime producing partner in their Conundrum Entertainment banner, also is producing. John Fogel is co-producing.

Jonathan Krauss and Doug Belgrad are overseeing for Columbia.

The Farrellys are filming "Seven Day Itch," starring Ben Stiller, for DreamWorks. They most recently directed "Fever Pitch." The duo is repped by CAA.