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.