Taika Waititi Presents: ‘Baby Done’ Acquired for UK, Ireland and South Africa

Vertigo Releasing is proud to announce the acquisition of BABY DONE, from the makers of HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE and THE BREAKER UPPERERS.

BABY DONE is produced by Morgan Waru, and Oscar winner Taika Waititi (​JOJO RABBIT, Thor Ragnarok, Hunt for the Wilderpeople​) and Carthew Neal (​JOJO RABBIT,​ ​Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Tickled​) are executive producers​. ​ The film​​ stars award-winning comedian Rose Matafeo (​The Breaker Upperers, Funny Girls​) and Matthew Lewis (​Harry Potter, Me Before You).

The film follows wannabe-adventurer Zoe (Matafeo) who freaks out when she becomes pregnant. Her long-term boyfriend Tim (Lewis) embraces the prospect of fatherhood, but Zoe attempts to rush through her dreams before the baby arrives. Written by Sophie Henderson (​Human Traces, Fantail​) and directed by her​ ​husband Curtis Vowell (Fantail),​ BABY DONE is a semi-autobiographical story inspired by their own reaction to starting a family.

Rose Matafeo says of the film, “Because Tim and Zoe’s pregnancy catches them off guard, their initial instinct is that they haven’t achieved enough, which is something lots of people are likely to relate to.”

Ed Caffrey, Head of Acquisitions and Business Development at Vertigo, said “having worked with Taika and Carthew back in 2016 for the UK and Irish release of HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE, we are thrilled to be working with them again on this new, heartfelt comedy”.

BABY DONE will be released in 2021.

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