Warner Bros has released the trailer for their upcoming book adaptation, This Is Where I Leave You. The film’s got quite a cast, and it’s looking to bring Jonathan Tropper’s book to life as a sort of cheery, bizarro version of last year’s angry, sad August: Osage County.
When their father passes away, four grown siblings, bruised and banged up by their respective adult lives, are forced to return to their childhood home and live under the same roof together for a week, along with their over-sharing mother and an assortment of spouses, exes and might-have-beens. Confronting their history and the frayed states of their relationships among the people who know and love them best, they ultimately reconnect in hysterical and emotionally affecting ways amid the chaos, humor, heartache and redemption that only families can provideâ€”driving us insane even as they remind us of our truest, and often best, selves.
Watching the trailer, I was really floored by the cast. As a huge fan of Jason Bateman and Tina Fey, it’s cool to see them put their considerable talents together within the same film. But then as it rolled on, I saw Corey Stoll (House of Cards), Timothy Olyphant (Justified), Rose Byrne (Bridesmaids), big time up and comer Adam Driver who’s about make a splash in Star Wars: Episode VII, and Jane Fonda. I even caught Abigail Spencer in there, who I fell in love with while watching Mad Men. Just based on the cast, I’m interested in this one. They are just enough to make me look passed Shawn Levy in the director’s chair.
Here’s the trailer:
This Is Where I Leave You arrived in theaters on September 12.