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One Week Delay for ‘What to Expect When You’re Expecting’

Lionsgate pushes Jennifer Lopez and Cameron Diaz comedy back a week

Lionsgate is pushing back the due date for "What to Expect When You're Expecting," the studio said Thursday. 

The pregnancy comedy, which stars Jennifer Lopez and Cameron Diaz, will premiere on May 18, 2012, a week after it was originally slated to debut in theaters. 

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By delaying the film's debut, the studio will get out of the way of Tim Burton and Johnny Depp's latest collaboration "Dark Shadows" and Sacha Baron Cohen's comedy "The Dictator."

Instead, the film will go up against Universal's big-budget adaptation of the popular board game "Battleship."

"What to Expect When You're Expecting" is based on the popular parents-to-be book. Kirk Jones ("Everybody's Fine") directs the film, which also stars Elizabeth Banks, Chris Rock, and  Matthew Morrison.