PITCH PERFECT Director Jason Moore to Helm Comedy THE NEST; Tina Fey May Star

     February 4, 2013


We were inundated by a barrage of big-budget action and superhero movies last year, but I’m the first to admit that one of the most fun, enjoyable experiences I had at the theaters in 2012 was watching director Jason Moore’s comedy Pitch Perfect.  The film is an absolute joy to watch, with great humor, excellent comedic performances, and an infectious soundtrack.  Now it looks as though Moore—who made his feature directorial debut with Pitch Perfect after helming the Broadway musical Avenue Q—has nabbed a great new gig off of Pitch Perfect’s success.  The filmmaker is now in talks to helm the comedy The Nest for Universal, with a script by SNL veteran Paula Pell and with Tina Fey eyeing the starring role.  Hit the jump for more.

tina-fey-the-nestPer Deadline, Moore is currently in negotiations to direct The Nest as his next project.  The original script was written by Paula Pell, a veteran of SNL with a wicked sense of humor. Tina Fey is producing the film through her Little Stranger Inc. banner, but she’s apparently also eyeing the starring role as a post-30 Rock project.

The Nest centers on two thirtysomething sisters who, after finding out that their parents’ house has been put up for sale, spend “a last wild weekend together, bonding and feuding and finally growing up.”  Sounds like a perfect Tina Fey/Amy Poehler project, no?  Fey is currently gearing up to film The Muppets sequel The Muppets…Again, but I wouldn’t be shocked if she moves right into The Nest next.  Moore showed tremendous promise with Pitch Perfect and Pell is a good friend of Fey’s, having memorably appeared on 30 Rock throughout its run as Pete Hornburger’s wife.

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