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.
Longtime former SNL comrades Poehler and Fey also starred together in the 2008 comedy Baby Mama. In October they signed a two-year deal to host the Golden Globe Awards, and their stint in January drew the show’s biggest TV audience in a decade. Poehler continues to star on NBC’s Parks And Recreation, and her recent film credits include They Came Together — which premiered at Sundance — You Are Here and A.C.O.D. She co-created the NBC comedy pilot Old Soul and exec produces Welcome To Sweden, which stars her brother Greg Poehler and premieres July 10 on NBC, and Comedy Central’s Broad City. Poehler was at Mip-TV in Cannes on Monday talking about the latter show, which got a second-season pickup in February. She is repped by WME and 3 Arts Entertainment.
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