Karen Gillan and Zoë Chao to Star in Adam Sztykiel’s Let’s Have Kids!

Karen Gillan and Zoë Chao have joined the cast of Adam Sztykiel’s feature film ‘Let’s Have Kids!’ The filming of the project will start in Portland, Oregon, next month. Sztykiel also wrote the movie with Ellie Knaus. The plot revolves around lifelong best friends Emma (Gillan) and Zoe Keller (Chao), who make a pact to embark on the journey of motherhood together by deciding to have babies. However, their friendship is deeply tested when only one of them gets pregnant.

Gillan, who is known for portraying Nebula in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), portrayed Laura Baines and Elizabeth Westlake in Adam Cooper’s mystery thriller ‘Sleeping Dogs,’ starring Russell Crowe. The actress has lent her voice to Nebula in three episodes of Disney+’s ‘What If…?’ and Maisie MacWeldon in an episode of the legendary animated sitcom ‘The Simpsons.’ Her recent credits include Marvel Studios’ ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ and ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ and comedies such as Judd Apatow’s ‘The Bubble’ and Lisa Steen’s ‘Late Bloomers.’

Chao, on the other hand, played Zoë in Apple TV+’s crime series ‘The Afterparty’ and Lucy Dang in Starz’s comedy-drama series ‘Party Down.’ Her most recent feature is Peacock’s ‘If You Were the Last,’ in which she stars as an astronaut in a broken-down space shuttle opposite Anthony Mackie. Her recent credits extend to romantic comedies such as Prime Video’s ‘Somebody I Used to Know’ and Netflix’s ‘Your Place or Mine.’

Sztykiel previously co-wrote ‘Family Switch,’ which follows the Walkers as they awaken to find themselves in each other’s bodies after an encounter with an astrologer. Additionally, he is one of the writers of ‘Black Adam,’ which centers on the release of Black Adam after nearly 5,000 years of imprisonment as he seeks to mete out his own form of justice in the modern world. His recent writing credits also include ‘Scoob!’ ‘Whiskey Cavalier,’ and ‘Rampage.’

Knaus, Sztykiel’s wife, has previously teamed up with him on projects such as ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip,’ in which she portrayed the character Anna while he contributed to the script. Knaus is also a writer of ‘Chelsey and Kelsey’ and ‘Married Single Divorced Show.’

The upcoming movie is scheduled to be filmed in Portland, following recent productions such as ‘Somebody I Used to Know‘ and ‘The Flash.’

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