Now that Tina Fey’s successful NBC comedy 30 Rock has wrapped up its final season, it makes sense that her attention would turn more fully to getting into film. And now that Jason Moore’s Pitch Perfect has made legions of film fans believe that a movie about a capella competitions could be good and that God is real, it would make sense that he would be looking for a huge star to work with so that he can make an even bigger comedy. Hey, you got your Tina Fey in my Jason Moore! No, you got your Jason Moore in my Tina Fey!
The big news here is that Moore is in negotiations to direct The Nest, which has been looked at as a starring vehicle for Fey for a while now. Coming from a script by Paula Pell (SNL, 30 Rock), The Nest is a story about two thirty-something sisters who, upset that their parents have put their childhood home up for sale, decide to spend one last weekend together in the house, fussin’ and fightin’ and doing all of the things that sisters in their thirties do. Given Moore’s success directing actresses to laughs with Pitch Perfect and Fey’s ability to pretty much just be funny all the time no matter what’s going on, this has to be seen as something of a dream pairing.
Of course, the best things that Fey has been in, like Mean Girls and 30 Rock, have been projects that she also had a writing credit on, so Pell’s script has to be seen as the potential kink in the armor here. Will her funny-making abilities and her experience working with Fey on 30 Rock be enough to make this one a big success, or will The Nest prove to be material unworthy of the talents bringing it to life? Don’t be negative, of course it’s going to be great. Now, the real question is, are they going to get someone other than Amy Poehler to play the other sister, or is that such an obvious pick because it’s just too good to pass up? [via Deadline]