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Tina Fey Joins Bateman In "Leave You"

By Garth Franklin Friday March 1st 2013 07:46AM

Tina Fey is entering negotiations to star alongside Jason Bateman in Shawn Levy's "This Is Where I Leave You" at Warner Bros. Pictures.

The story centers on a man (Bateman) whose father dies and tasks his dysfunctional family comprised of four grown siblings with one last request: to spend seven days following the funeral together under the same roof for first time in a decade.

Fey will play Bateman’s older sister, a woman who is married and whose first love now has brain damage. Kathryn Hahn is looking likely to play Bateman's sister-in-law.

The film is an adaptation of the book by Jonathan Tropper, which the author himself turned into a script. Levy and Paula Weinstein will produce, and shooting aims to begin in June in New York.

Source: THR

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