Tina Fey Teaming With ‘Pitch Perfect’ Director Jason Moore and ‘SNL’ Writer Paula Pell for ‘The Nest’
Posted on Monday, February 4th, 2013 by Angie Han
30 Rock‘s seven-season run on NBC has come to an end, but creator/star Tina Fey‘s big screen career is just heating up. She has Admission with Paul Rudd lined up for release in March, and is now headed to shoot The Muppets… Again in London.
For her next move beyond that, she’s looking to team with Pitch Perfect director Jason Moore and Saturday Night Live writer Paula Pell on a Universal Pictures comedy titled The Nest. Hit the jump for more details.
Deadline reports that Moore is currently in talks to direct the movie, which is being produced by Fey through her Little Stranger Inc. banner. Pell’s script revolves around two sisters in their thirties who return to their childhood home, only to learn that it’s been put up for sale. They spend one last weekend there, bickering and bonding with each other. Fey will play one of the two siblings, and the other has not been cast. It too much to hope Fey’s real-life pal Amy Poehler could grab the other part? Sure, they look nothing alike, but odder-looking combinations have come out of Hollywood.
The Nest marks the first feature script for writer/actress Pell, who’s previously worked with Fey on Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock. (NBC Thursday viewers may also recognize her as Tammy Zero from Parks & Rec.) Pell recently co-produced Judd Apatow’s This is 40, and is also set to re-team with him on a new project titled Business Trip.
Moore spent years working in television (Dawson’s Creek, Everwood, Brothers & Sisters) and theater (Shrek The Musical, Avenue Q, Steel Magnolias) before making his feature debut last year on Pitch Perfect. That film turned out to be a big success for Universal, grossing $108 million worldwide on a budget of just $17 million. No wonder the studio is eager to get him back on board for this new project.