Gay director Adam Shankman is heading to cinemas next month with Rock of Ages, but he’s already planning his follow-up, as Deadline reports that he’s working on This Is Where I Leave You, and already has Jason Bateman, Zac Efron, Goldie Hawn and Leslie Mann in talks to star.
The film is an adaptation of the Jonathan Tropper comic novel about four siblings who come home to sit ‘shiva’ for their deceased father. They are trapped in the house for seven days, and all their skeletons are laid bare. Hawn, who hasn’t appeared in a movie since 2002′s The Banger Sisters, is in talks to play the clan’s mother, while Bateman, Efron (who Shankman directed in Hairspray) and Mann would play the siblings.
It’s a great cast, and while the premise doesn’t sound that much fun, there’s plenty of humour in the tale.