Saturday, February 24, 2024

Best Buddy Amy Poehler to Join Tina Fey as Co-Star of Film Comedy “The Nest”

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EXCLUSIVE: It does seem like best friends Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are going to star in a new movie together. Tina was already announced as acting in and producing “The Nest,” a comedy from Universal directed by Jason Moore. Now I’m hearing that Amy will be her co-star and co-producer. Jay Roach, award winning director of many hit comedies and HBO’s “Game Change,” is said to be on board as a producer, too.

The two funny ladies would play sisters who get kicked out of “The Nest” when their parents sell the family home and move into a condo. (This just happened to my family, so I can relate to it.) Kate and Maura decide to throw one last blow out party, as they were once famous for just that when they did live at home. Hilarity ensues.

Amy and Tina, who could be the female Bob Hope and Bing Crosby, have not been in a movie together since “Mean Girls” in 2004. If they make this comedy and get it done in time, Amy and Tina can promote it on the Golden Globes next January when they co-host the show.

Shooting begins the second week of June in New York.

UPDATE:
Got a lot of emails (some nasty ones, Alisia) about “Babymama,” a movie I forgot about and actually still don’t remember. It must have won the Golden Globe for comedy. It did make $60 million. I must have been out of town. Here now:

 

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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