A first look photo has been posted of the ensemble cast of the darkly bittersweet comedy adaptation of Jonathan Tropper’s 2009 novel “This Is Where I Leave You” which follows a Jewish family forced to reunite for their father’s funeral.
The impressive cast includes Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, Rose Byrne, Jason Bateman, Timothy Olyphant, Adam Driver, Corey Stoll, Connie Britton, Kathryn Hahn, Debra Monk, Ben Schwartz, Aaron Lazar and director Shawn Levy himself.
Entertainment Weekly has posted the photo along with a brief description of each character in the shot (from L to R):
Charles “Boner” Grodner (Ben Schwartz): The family’s too-cool-for-schul rabbi with the inappropriate childhood nickname.
Tracy (Connie Britton): Therapist turned girlfriend of Phillip, a smart woman who has foolishly convinced herself he’s just as serious about her.
Penny (Rose Byrne): Long-ago, hometown crush for Judd, who still harbors high-school level adoration from him.
Linda (Debra Monk): The Altman’s neighbor, mother of Horry, and Hillary’s best friend and confidant. Maybe more.
Phillip (Adam Driver): The out-of-control youngest child, spoiled but charismatic. He’d like a cut of the family sporting goods business, despite no experience.
Horry (Timothy Olyphant): Neighbor and teenage boyfriend of Wendy, who suffered a brain injury when they were dating and now lives at home with mom Linda.
Alice (Kathryn Hahn): She briefly dated Judd when they were young, but later met and married his big brother Paul. She desperately wants a baby.
Paul (Corey Stoll): The steady, surly oldest son, and the only Altman who stayed behind to help his father run the family sporting goods business.
Wendy (Tina Fey): A married mother of two, still heartbroken over Horry, the damaged boy she left behind. Her life is lush, but loveless.
Hilary (Jane Fonda): A psychologist who wrote a bestselling parenting book about her troubled brood, her overt sexuality is a constant embarrassment.
Barry (Aaron Lazar): Wendy’s aloof but wealthy husband, who spends the funeral on his phone closing a deal with work.
Judd (Jason Bateman): The middle son, already a disappointment, whose life is spiraling after his wife left him for his boss, then announced she was pregnant.
Shawn Levy: The director of the movie. With the father of the Altman clan deceased, he’s filling in as the Pater Familias.