News from the new Tina Fey vehicle is that Adam Driver may just join the comedian in the new quick comedy film This Is Where I Leave You. The film is based on the dark comedic 2009 novel of the same name. Rights for the film were snatched up quickly, and since then the film has been passed on to different hands. Now that the film has fallen into the hands of Date Night director Shawn Levy, casting is rounding out.
This Is Where I Leave You’s official synopsis courtesy of IMDB reads as follows: “A Jewish family that isn’t used to observing their faith’s traditions is forced to fulfill their father’s final wish and sit shivah together for an entire week and confront their problems.”
If Adam Driver works the Tina Fey film into his schedule he will be in excellent company. Jason Bateman stars alongside Fey as a “cuckolded schlub” who gets involved more than he wants to with his family as per his father’s dying wish to sit shiva for a week. Jane Fonda is the matriarch of the family, and the latest addition to the Foxman family seems like it could be Adam Driver.
Driver seems like a perfect fit for the role of the rebellious brother in the Levy film. The only problem may be if Driver can make his Girls’ filming schedule fit in with this stellar opportunity.
To say Girls’ star Adam Driver has had a break out year is an understatement. It seems with every passing episode of Girls, Driver has stocked up yet another film on his resume. So far Driver had a bit part in Lincoln, enjoyed critical raves from the New York Film Festival in Noah Baumbach’s comedy Frances Ha, and completed five films with another in pre-production.
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