[Movies] Tina Fey Joins Cast of This is Where I Leave You Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 02.28.2013
She'll be playing Jason Bateman's sister...
The Hollywood Reporter says Tina Fey will be joining Jason Bateman in the cast of the upcoming adaptation of This is Where I Leave You from director Shawn Levy.
Fey would reportedly play the sister of Bateman's character in the adaptation of the 2010 Jonathan Tropper book. 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."
Fey will next be seen in Admission from director Paul Weitz. She's currently in production on The Muppets... Again!