In casting news that may or may not just be an excuse to set up a future episode of Comedy Bang Bang, Deadline is reporting that Cameron Esposito has joined the cast of Garry Marshall’s Mother’s Day. As indicated by its title and inclusion in Garry Marshall’s every-expanding universe of holiday-themed movies, Mother’s Day is about Mother’s Day, and it will most likely follow a bunch of mothers and non-mothers as they go on several occasionally intersecting adventures. Esposito will play Max, “a young mother raising a son with her lesbian partner.” We don’t know how extensive her role will be, but even if it’s just a glorified cameo that won’t detract from how much fun the eventual podcast episode she’ll do with Paul F. Tompkins (as Garry Marshall) will be. Also, Deadline notes that Esposito’s work “has been featured on Vice, The Advocate, and The A.V. Club,” which is the site you’re reading right now! That’s us!
Mother’s Day will also star Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, Jason Sudeikis, Timothy Olyphant, Shay Mitchell, and Aasif Mandvi. It’s set to hit theaters in April of next year (just in time for Earth Day).