Zac Efron, Jason Bateman, Goldie Hawn, Leslie Mann for sibling comedy
Published May 29 2012, 21:32 BST | By Tom Eames Zac Efron
and Jason Bateman are in negotiations to lead a new sibling comedy.
Goldie Hawn and Leslie Mann are also in line to join the upcoming project from director Adam Shankman (Hairspray
, Rock of Ages
This Is Where I Leave You
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is an ensemble comedy that focuses on a group of brothers and sisters who are forced to interact with each other after a period of time apart, reports Deadline
The four siblings come back home after their father dies, but are then trapped in the house for seven days, forcing several home truths to come to the surface.
It is based on a comic novel by Jonathan Tropper, who has also adapted the screenplay for the project.
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Goldie Hawn will play the group's mother if she signs up for the film, while Bateman, Efron and Mann will play siblings.
Production is scheduled for early September, with Paula Weinstein and Jeff Levine of Spring Creek producing.
Jason Bateman will soon begin work on the Arrested Development reunion miniseries and film
later this summer.
Shankman has just completed work on upcoming musical Rock of Ages
, set for release on June 15.
Watch the trailer for Rock of Ages