The trailer has landed for the latest literary adaptation, the Shawn Levy funeral dramedy “This is Where I Leave You” (September 12), adapted by Jonathan Tropper from his own 2009 novel. Tina Fey plays the estranged sister of three brothers (Jason Bateman, Adam Driver and Corey Stoll). The quadrille are reunited by their father’s death– only to be imprisoned by their psychologist mother (Jane Fonda), who is determined to reunite her family. “We need a new term for the tone,” Tina Fey told EW. “It’s not a dark comedy—because it’s not that dark. But it’s an emotional comedy.”
All four siblings are struggling with the opposite sex. Mom Fey still nurtures a crush on the boy next door (Timothy Olyphant); Bateman lost both his wife and his job when his wife got together with his boss; Stoll hasn’t been able to father a child; Driver brings home his cougar girlfriend (Connie Britton).
Director Levy (“Night at the Museum”) worked with Fey before as a producer on “Date Night.”