Zefron, Jason Bateman, Leslie Mann and more in talks to join the cast of 'This Is Where I Leave You'

Zac Efron, Jason Bateman, Leslie Mann would play siblings and Goldie Hawn their mother with Jason Sudeikis as Bateman's boss and Malin Akerman as Bateman's wife. Yet to be cast, among others, a third brother and Zac's (cougar) fiancée.

More about the project's plot from FirstShowing.net:

Director Adam Shankman just finished directing Rock of Ages, the 80's jukebox musical starring Tom Cruise that hits theaters next month, but the filmmaker is changing his tune considerably for his next project. This Is Where I Leave You is an ensemble piece based on Jonathan Tropper's novel about four siblings who come home to sit shiva after their father passes away, and what happens when they're trapped in the same house for a week.

Deadline reports Jason Bateman, Zac Efron, Leslie Mann, and Goldie Hawn are in talks to join the cast, with Hawn playing the matriarch and the other three playing siblings.

Tropper, who also wrote an adaptation of the Jimmy Stewart classic Harvey that once had Robert Downey, Jr. and Steven Spielberg attached, wrote the This Is Where I Leave You screenplay based on his own novel. We've seen comedies that revolve around death before, most notably in the excellent 2007 British version of Death at a Funeral, so this isn't a new concept. But with talent like Bateman, Efron (who I think has a lot to offer in a post-High School Musical world) and Mann involved, this has the potential to be an enjoyable family comedy that goes to some dark places. There's one more sibling yet to be cast, so we'll keep you posted on the progress of this one as it heads for a September start date. Sound good?

From Variety:

Malin Akerman and Jason Sudeikis are in talks to join Adam Shankman's family drama "This Is Where I Leave You" for Warner Bros.

~*~ fun fact: Leslie has played wife opposite both Zac and Jason in other movies ~*~

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