[Movies] Jason Bateman Rejoins Cast of This is Where I Leave You Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 02.09.2013
From Jonathan Tropper's book...
The Hollywood Reporter reports that Jason Bateman has signed on to This is Where I Leave You for director Shawn Levy.
The movie is based on the 2010 book written by Jonathan Tropper. Here is an official synopsis:
"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."
Bateman had actually been cast in an earlier version of the project when Adam Shankman was set to direct the movie. Next week, Bateman is slated to audition with actresses to star opposite him. The reported list includes: Ari Graynor, Isla Fisher, Zoe Saldana, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Kathryn Hahn.