His latest, Identity Thief, hitting theaters today, Jason Bateman has signed on for Shawn Levy’s This Is Where I Leave You, says a story at The Hollywood Reporter.
The book, released in 2010, was written by Jonathan Tropper and is officially described as follows:
The death of Judd Foxmans father marks the first time that the entire Foxman family-including Judds mother, brothers, and sister-have been together in years. Conspicuously absent: Judds wife, Jen, whose fourteen-month affair with Judds radio-shock-jock boss has recently become painfully public.
Simultaneously mourning the death of his father and the demise of his marriage, Judd joins the rest of the Foxmans as they reluctantly submit to their patriarchs dying request: to spend the seven days following the funeral together. In the same house. Like a family.
As the week quickly spins out of control, longstanding grudges resurface, secrets are revealed, and old passions reawakened. For Judd, its a weeklong attempt to make sense of the mess his life has become while trying in vain not to get sucked into the regressive battles of his madly dysfunctional family. All of which would be hard enough without the bomb Jen dropped the day Judds father died: Shes pregnant.
Bateman was actually cast in an earlier iteration of the project, back when Adam Shankman was attached to direct. The trade says that, next week, he’ll be auditioning actresses to star opposite him and the current list includes Ari Graynor, Isla Fisher, Zoe Saldana, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Kathryn Hahn.
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