Universal’s comedy The Nest has added actress Renée Elise Goldsberry in the role of Kim, a longtime friend of Amy Poehler and Tina Fey’s characters who throw one last house party at their parents’ pad. Goldsberry recurs as Assistant DA Geneva Pine on CBS’s The Good Wife and also recently appeared on Fox’s The Following and NBC’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. She’s also set to do a stint on the second season of Showtime’s Masters of Sex. Goldsberry is repped by Innovative Artists and Sweet 180.
EXCLUSIVE: Wrestling superstar John Cena is dropkicking his way into The Nest, Universal’s Tina Fey-Amy Poehler comedy about two sisters who throw one last party in their parents’ soon-to-be-sold house. Character details are under wraps but I hear the Cenation Leader is playing what could mark his first villain role after spending over a dozen years as the WWE’s All-American hero.
Pitch Perfect‘s Jason Moore is directing from a screenplay by Paula Pell, with Fey producing for her Little Stranger, Inc. banner alongside Jay Roach and his Everyman Pictures and John Lyons. Poehler is exec producing with Jeff Richmond and Brian Bell. Fey and Poehler anchor the cast which also includes James Brolin, Ike Barinholtz, Maya Rudolph and John Leguizamo.
Reid Scott and Christina Scherer have joined the cast of The Intern for writer-director Nancy Meyers. The Warner Bros comedy revolves around a seventysomething widower (Robert De Niro) who enters an internship program and is assigned to the founder of a successful fashion website (Anne Hathaway). Scott will play Eric Sheekey, a fast-talking, overly confident businessman Hathaway sees as a possible CEO of her booming company. Scherer will play Hathaway’s assistant Becky. Scott, who plays Dan Egan on HBO’s Veep, next appears in the features Bad Boys Crazy Girls and I’ll See You In My Dreams. He is repped by Gersh, Impression Entertainment and attorney Richard Genow. Scherer, whose credits include The Young And The Restless, True Blood, Two And A Half Men and CSY: NY, is repped by Coast to Coast Talent and Sweeney Entertainment.
Madison Davenport has landed a role in The Nest for director Jason Moore. Universal’s film follows grown sisters Kate (Tina Fey) and Maura (Amy Poehler) who decide to throw one last party in their parents’ soon-to-be-sold house. Davenport will play Kate’s daughter Haley, a grounded and talented artist who is tired of her mom’s haphazard lifestyle and has been staying with a friend for months. Davenport is a regular on the El Rey Network’s From Dusk Till Dawn and appeared …
Greta Lee (Girls, Wayward Pines) has joined the cast of Universal’s The Nest, the Amy Poehler-Tina Fey comedy about two grown sisters who throw one last party in their parents’ soon-to-be-sold house. Lee, who’s one of the stars of Inside Amy Schumer‘s viral “I’m So Bad” sketch, will play Hae Won, a young mother who by chance gets a pity invite to the party. It’s her second Poehler-EP’ed project after NBC pilot Old Soul, which Lee starred in opposite Natasha Lyonne and Ellen Burstyn. James Brolin recently joined the cast of The Nest, which is directed by Pitch Perfect‘s Jason Moore from a script from SNL writer Paula Pell. Fey is producing for Little Stranger Inc. alongside Jay Roach for Everyman Pictures and John Lyons. Jeff Richmond and Brian Bell are also exec producing with Poehler. Lee’s credits include Hello I Must Be Going, HairBrained, and the upcoming St. Vincent de Van Nuys with Bill Murray and The Cobbler from director Thomas McCarthy. She’s repped by CAA, Regarding Entertainment, and Jackoway Tyerman Wertheimer Austen Mandelbaum Morris & Klein.
EXCLUSIVE: Golden Globe winner James Brolin is joining Tina Fey and Amy Poehler in Universal’s comedy The Nest, about two sisters who throw one last rager before their parents’ house is sold. Brolin will play Fey and Poehler’s father in a cast that also includes Ike Barinholtz (The Mindy Project, Eastbound & Down). Tony-nominated Jason Moore (Pitch Perfect) is directing The Nest from an original script by Saturday Night Live writer Paula Pell. Fey will produce for her Little Stranger Inc. banner alongside Jay Roach for Everyman Pictures and John Lyons. Poehler is exec producer alongside Jeff Richmond and Brian Bell. Universal’s Erik Baiers and Chloe Yellin will oversee for the studio. Pic will get a Christmas-timed release on December 18, 2015.
The comedy starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will hit theaters on December 18, 2015. Pitch Perfect helmer Jason Moore directs The Nest, about two disconnected sisters cleaning out their parents’ family home who throw one last high school rager for their now-grown former classmates. Universal hopes it’ll serve as a counterprogramming option to Disney/Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: Episode VII, which also opens that weekend along with Sony’s thriller Inferno. Jay Roach is producing The Nest alongside Fey, with Poehler exec producing. SNL and 30 Rock scribe Paula Pell penned the script.
The once and future Golden Globes hosts are teaming up again, this time for the big screen. Amy Poehler is in final negotiations to star alongside Tina Fey in Universal’s comedy The Nest. They’ll play sisters who come home to find their parents’ house has been put up for sale. They spend a last wild weekend together, bonding and feuding and finally growing up. Fey is producing through her Little Stranger banner along with Jay Roach and his Everyman Pictures. Poehler also will executive produce. Pitch Perfect helmer Jason Moore will direct The Nest from a screenplay by Paula Pell. SVP Production Erik Baiers and creative executive Chloe Yellin are overseeing for the studio.