Tina Fey Joins Jason Bateman Comedy To Create Unstoppably-Likable Team

March 4, 2013


Continuing her post-30 Rock career path of starring alongside all of our most difficult-to-dislike, Tina Fey is following recent team-ups with Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, and the Muppets with a role alongside Jason Bateman in This Is Where I Leave You.

The Shawn Levy-directed film also sees Bateman continuing his career-long theme of holding together a family--be it the Bluths or The Hogan Family, after Valerie Harper left--playing a man tasked with spending a week with his siblings in their family home, honoring the final wish of his recently-deceased father.

Fey will play Bateman's older sister, described as "married and whose first love now has brain damage." You know the type. Ari Graynor, Isla Fisher, Zoe Saldana, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead are up for Bateman's romantic lead, while Kathryn Hahn is likely to play wife to whoever the other brother ends up being. Also, you should not confuse this film with The Nest, which is another recently-announced film in which Tina Fey is to revisit her family home to reconnect with a sibling. You should, however, assume the still-uncast sister in that will be someone funny and really difficult to dislike. Maybe Julia Louis-Dreyfus, or really old clips of Betty White.

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