Back to the Big Screen: Fey and Poehler to Play Sisters in New Comedy
Everyone’s favorite accomplished female comedians slash best friends Amy Poehler and Tina Fey will hit the big screen together again for the first time since 2008′s Baby Mama in the Universal comedy The Nest, according to The Hollywood Reporter. While nothing as of yet has been confirmed and Poehler is still in finalizing talks, the Internet was abuzz with excitement over the prospect of seeing the dynamic duo in a movie together again.
The Nest will be directed by Jason Moore, who is also known for directing Pitch Perfect. The screenplay will be written by Paula Pell, who came up with the original idea for the movie. Fey, Poehler, and Jay Roach will all produce. In the film, Fey and Poehler will play sisters who decide to throw a final huge party in their parents’ house before it’s sold.
According to a detailed chronology of their relationship from Vulture (people really love these two), Fey and Poehler began their careers and friendship taking improv classes in Chicago through ImprovOlympic and Second City. The pair then worked together on Saturday Night Live for many years, becoming the first female co-anchors of the long-running sketch “Weekend Update.”
Both have since moved on to have highly successful television careers on NBC; Fey with the loosely autobiographical comedy 30 Rock and Poehler with the mockumentary Parks and Recreation. Both shows were the centerpiece of NBC’s Thursday night schedule for four years. Then 30 Rock wrapped up its final season last year, and Parks and Recreation was renewed for a seventh season.