Tina Fey Set To Join Jason Bateman For ‘This Is Where I Leave You’

2011 NBC Upfront

Emmy-award winning actress Tina Fey has certainly been keeping busy since the conclusion NBC’s 30 Rock. Not only did she amazingly co-host this year’s Golden Globe Awards opposite Amy Poehler, she has landed a few movie roles as well. She co-stars with Paul Rudd in Paul Weitz’s quickly approaching comedy drama Admission and landed a leading role in next year’s The Muppets…Again! If all of that wasn’t quite enough, she has recently landed another movie role that could be her most promising yet. Fey is set to join Jason Bateman in Shawn Levy’s upcoming adaptation of This is Where I Leave You. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tina Fey will be playing the sister in the adaptation of Jonathan Tropper’s 2010 novel.

Here is the official synopsis of the novel:

The death of Judd Foxman’s father marks the first time that the entire Foxman family-including Judd’s mother, brothers, and sister-have been together in years. Conspicuously absent: Judd’s wife, Jen, whose fourteen-month affair with Judd’s radio-shock-jock boss has recently become painfully public.

Simultaneously mourning the death of his father and the demise of his marriage, Judd joins the rest of the Foxmans as they reluctantly submit to their patriarch’s dying request: to spend the seven days following the funeral together. In the same house. Like a family.

As the week quickly spins out of control, longstanding grudges resurface, secrets are revealed, and old passions reawakened. For Judd, it’s a weeklong attempt to make sense of the mess his life has become while trying in vain not to get sucked into the regressive battles of his madly dysfunctional family. All of which would be hard enough without the bomb Jen dropped the day Judd’s father died: She’s pregnant.

It’s currently unknown as to when production will begin for This is Where I Leave You. It has been reported that Shawn Levy is unfortunately reuniting with Ben Stiller for a third Night at the Museum film with a planned Christmas 2014 release in mind. So who knows if Levy will even have the time to start production on This Is Where I Leave You in the near future. This is by far the more promising project. One thing is for sure, this is a film that’ll be worth keeping an eye on.

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