Banks, Deschanel Love An “Idiot”

Elizabeth Banks (“Role Models”), Zooey Deschanel (“500 Days of Summer”), Emily Mortimer (“Shutter Island”) and Rashida Jones (“I Love You Man”) have joined the comedy “My Idiot Brother” for Likely Story and Big Beach says The Hollywood Reporter.

Paul Rudd plays an idealist who crashes at the homes of his three ambitious sisters and brings both havoc and revelatory happiness into their lives.

Banks will play the career-driven single sister about to get her big break in journalism after spending years writing about accessories at a fashion magazine.

Deschanel will play the bisexual sister whose flakiness is disrupting her relationship with caring, responsible girlfriend (Jones).

Mortimer plays the married with kids sister, a woman too worried about having the perfect life and children to notice that her marriage is falling apart.

Evgenia Peretz and David Schisgall wrote the screenplay which Jesse Peretz is directing. Shooting kicks off next month in New York.