Splitsider

Monday, February 4th, 2013

'Pitch Perfect' Director in Talks for Tina Fey and Paula Pell's Movie 'The Nest'

Director Jason Moore, who made his feature debut with this summer's surprise hit Pitch Perfect, is in negotiations to direct a new comedy called The Nest from Tina Fey and Paula Pell, according to Deadline. The movie was written by Pell and will be produced by Fey via her company Little Stranger Inc. The Nest follows two 30-something sisters who, after finding out their parents' house is for sale, decide to spend one final wild weekend in their childhood home, bonding, feuding, and growing up. Tina Fey may star in The Nest as one of the sisters. This will be Pell's first screenplay, but she's been dipping her toes into the movie world lately with several collaborations with Judd Apatow. She pitched jokes on the set of Bridesmaids, executive produced and helped rewrite This Is 40, and co-wrote an upcoming movie with Apatow called Business Trip that will star Leslie Mann. Here's Paula Pell discussing The Nest in a recent interview with us:

"We're really excited about it. It's a lot of fun. It's sort of based on my childhood with my sister, and I have this crazy journal from when I was 13. There's some entries in the movie that were actual entries from the journal. My sister was always the really beautiful tall '70s fox, and I was the short little matron that looked like I was 50 when I was 13. Her journal was always like, 'I went camping with Bill. I think I might be pregnant,' and mine was always like, 'I changed the grid in my rock tumbler today. The amethyst is really looking good.' I had a science kit and was an asexual little girl. We've had a really fun time doing it and rewriting."