And Weaver makes 3 for Uni's 'Baby'


Sigourney Weaver is in negotiations to join Tina Fey and Amy Pohler in the comedy "Baby Mama" for Universal Pictures.

Written and directed by Michael McCullers, the film centers on a single career woman (Fey) whose desire to have a child and keep her career leads her to hire a surrogate (Pohler). Weaver will play Chaffee Bicknell, owner and operator of the surrogate agency that Fey's character uses.

Lorne Michaels and John Goldwyn are producing through their Michaels Goldwyn banner. Jill Messick is executive producing.

Shooting is scheduled to begin in May.

Weaver, whose recent credits include "Snow Cake," "The TV Set" and "Imaginary Heroes," next appears in Columbia Pictures' thriller "Vantage Point" and David Auburn's "The Girl in the Park." She also is about to begin work on James Cameron's special effects extravaganza "Avatar."

She also narrated the 11-part BBC documentary "Planet Earth" that aired on Discovery C hannel in the U.S.

She is repped by UTA and attorney Alan Wertheimer.