Warner Bros has released the first trailer for Katherine Heigl’s new film, Life as We Know It. It appears that the actress is trying to step out of her rom-com comfort zone with the movie and her co-star Josh Duhamel. The key word is “trying” because there’s still a lovey-dovey element that plagues the story, but it’s Hollywood what else would you expect? Check out the trailer…

Life As We Know it centers on two single adults whose lives are dramatically changed when their mutual best friends are killed in an accident and name them as the guardians of their daughter. Besides Heigl and Duhamel the cast includes Josh Lucas, Christina Hendricks and Jean Smart.

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We told you! Even though the premise is extremely depressing they managed to squeeze a love story in there. Life as We Know It doesn’t look like a slap your knee, spit out your water kind of comedy but it still has a few familiar elements that we’re used to seeing in Katherine Heigl films. Regardless of the lack of originality, they cast a cute kid as the baby and anyone who can put poo on an actresses face and get away with it is OK in my book!

Life as We Know It will hit theaters on October 8, 2010.

What do you think of the trailer for Life as We Know it?