Movie News

Bateman back on This is Where I Leave You

Movie News
Brooke Campbell

Entertainment writer and public relations consultant. Has written for such publications as Tom and Blockbuster Interaction. Knows her 9 times tables.

Jason Bateman is back on “This is Where I Leave You”, Warner Bros’ adaptation of the Jonathan Tropper book that nearly came together last May but fell apart when it’s director exited the project.

Adam Shankman was attached to direct at the time; “Night at the Museum” helmer Shawn Levy has now taken over (Shankman remains onboard as a producer).

Originally, Bateman, Zac Efron, Leslie Mann, Goldie Hawn, Malin Akerman and Jason Sudeikis were said to be in talks for the film; at this stage, only Bateman – starring in this weekend’s “Identity Thief” – is officially back onboard.

Ari Graynor, Isla Fisher, Zoe Saldana, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Kathryn Hahn are being brought in to read with Bateman next week, suggesting an all-new supporting cast might be on the cards. Amy Adams is also “in the mix”, but she isn’t reading.

The Hollywood Reporter, who has the news on the revived project, said :

Tropper wrote the script, which centers on a man (Bateman) whose father dies and tasks his dysfunctional family with one last request: to spend seven days following the funeral together under the same roof.

Most of the actresses are reading for the part of Penny, the love that got away who works at her father’s company.

Hahn is reading for the part of Bateman’s wife, a woman who is having an affair with his boss.

Here’s hoping Goldie Hawn gets back onboard with the project, it’s been too long since we’ve seen Goldie!

ShareShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someoneShare on Google+Pin on Pinterest

About Brooke Campbell

Entertainment writer and public relations consultant. Has written for such publications as Tom and Blockbuster Interaction. Knows her 9 times tables.

View All Posts

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Subject

Your Message

captcha

More in Movie News

gregjames

Greg Mclean gunning for Belco Experiment

Caffeinated ClintApril 1, 2015
bloodlinedvd

Bloodline returning for season two

Caffeinated ClintApril 1, 2015
batman

What a Croc!

Caffeinated ClintApril 1, 2015
jefffahey

The Lawnmower Man cuts From Dusk Till Dawn

Caffeinated ClintApril 1, 2015
-+

Rachel Weisz sails into Colin Firth’s Donald Crowhurst biopic

Ashleigh DaviesApril 1, 2015
wahlberg1

Mark Wahlberg to join CBS Films’ Boston Marathon project

Ashleigh DaviesApril 1, 2015
madmax

Trailer : Mad Max : Fury Road

Caffeinated ClintApril 1, 2015
clublife

Trailer : Club Life

Editorial StaffApril 1, 2015
unfreedom

Trailer : Unfreedom

Editorial StaffApril 1, 2015

Login

Lost your password?