Shawn Levy already has quite a few films on his plate as both a director and producer, but he’s adding one more as Variety report he’s is in final talks to direct the Warner Bros. comedy This Is Where I Leave You, replacing the previously attached Adam Shankman.
Back in May, Jason Bateman, Malin Akerman, Zac Efron, Leslie Mann, Jason Sudeikis, and Goldie Hawn joined the cast. Jason Bateman has since left the project, and it’s unclear if the other actors will still be available. The project has been in development at the studio since 2009.
The movie is based on Jonathan Tropper’s novel,which centre on a father who makes a final request before his death. He wants his dysfunctional, estranged family to spend seven days with one another after the patriarch’s funeral. Inevitably this causes a lot of problems.
It is believed that Shawn Levy wants to make this his next project, with production tentatively scheduled to begin next summer.