Adam Driver of 'Girls' Joining Fey, Bateman in 'This Is Where I Leave You' (Exclusive)
Shawn Levy is directing the adaptation of Jonathan Tropper's novel.
Adam Driver, the male star of HBO’s Emmy-nominated comedy Girls, is in negotiations to join the cast of Warner Bros.' This Is Where I Leave You.
Shawn Levy is directing the ensemble, which sees Jason Bateman topping a roll call that includes Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, Kathryn Hahn and Corey Stoll.
The movie is an adaptation of the book by Jonathan Tropper, who also wrote the script. Where I Leave You centers on a man (Bateman) whose father dies and tasks his dysfunctional family of four grown siblings with one last request: to spend seven days following the funeral together under the same roof for first time in a decade.
One issue needing to be dealt with between Driver and Warners is the actor’s schedule for Girls. But if a deal is closed, he will play the brother of Bateman, Fey and Stoll -- the rebel of the family.
Levy is producing along with Paula Weinstein.
Driver has had roles in such films as J. Edgar and Lincoln, but it’s his work as Lena Dunham’s on-again, off-again boyfriend in the acclaimed HBO comedy that has people noticing the actor.
Driver, who is repped by Gersh, next will be seen in the Coen brothers’ upcoming Inside Llewyn Davis.
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