New Wayans Movie Makes Fun of Adoption…Sort Of
Finally someone has taken the step of pitching a film idea based upon the high number of single women, especially among Hollywood’ elite, adopting children from third-world countries. A new project from Keenan Ivory Wayans, entitled “It Takes a Village,” has been acquired jointly by CBS Films and Sony Pictures.
The plot of the film follows a career-oriented 30 something year old woman who decides rather rashly to adopt a child from an island in the South Pacific. However, the tribe isn’t willing to just up and give her a child without determining her fitness for motherhood. Instead of returning with a child, she returns with the tribe’ chief and seven elders who will determine her motherly nature.
The film is far from ready for production, as Wayans’ deal with the studios pays him near six figures up front when the script is turned in. At that point the studios will either produce it or shop it out elsewhere. Wayans’ last film was the 2006 comedy “Little Man.”