With 30 Rock coming to an end, Tina Fey has a lot more time on her hands, and so she’s been busy working her way through scripts to find the ones she wants to make. She’s currently shooting The Muppets… Again, but that doesn’t mean she isn’t also looking to the future, as THR reports that she’s now in talks to join Jason Bateman in This Is Where I Leave You.
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. While Zac Efron, Goldie Hawn and Leslie Mann were previously attached, it doesn’t seem they’re involved anymore, with Kathryn Hahn likely to be Bateman’s sister-in-law, while Ari Graynor, Isla Fisher, Zoe Saldana and Mary Elizabeth Winstead have all read for roles.
Shawn Levy – who directed Fey in Date Night – recently signed up to direct the movie, although it’s not 100% clear when it might shoot.