The comedy Doula will be available for digital rental or purchase June 20 from Universal Pictures.
Troian Bellisario (“Pretty Little Liars”) stars in the film about a pregnant couple who reluctantly hires a male doula.
After dating for a matter of months, thirtysomethings Deb (Bellisario) and Silvio (Arron Shiver) are expecting their first child. When their elderly midwife Penka passes away suddenly, Silvio makes the hasty decision to hire Penka’s son, Sascha (Will Greenberg), as their live-in doula. Deb is nonplussed, as Silvio didn’t consult her before hiring, but before long, Sascha’s unconventional style wins her over. As Deb and Sascha grow closer, and the pregnancy nears its inevitable conclusion, Silvio starts to feel like the odd man out. His continued efforts to exert control over the pregnancy lead to a blow-up fight in which he forces Deb to choose between him and Sascha.
Rounding out the cast is Chris Pine, who stars as Deb’s doctor, with Amanda Walsh, Ally Maki, Elyse Levesque, Alex McKenna and Robert Baker.
Doula marks the first feature film produced by Pine and his new production company Barry Linen Motion Pictures, produced in association with Vacation Theory and Universal Pictures Content Group.
“Making Doula was a dream come true,” Pine said in a statement. “It’s written by one of our best friends, directed by one of our best friends, starring a bunch of our best friends. The film was a ton of fun to make and we hope audiences see that when they’re watching it.”