Casting Net: Amy Poehler might play Tina Fey's sister, more

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• Amy Poehler, Tina Fey’s longtime friend, occasional co-star (Baby Mama, Mean Girls), one-time co-EW guest editor, and consistent Golden Globes co-host (and, you know, general star and force in her own right) is in final negotiations to join The Nest. She’d play Fey’s sister in the Paula Pell-scripted comedy that Pitch Perfect’s Jason Moore is set to direct. [The Wrap]

Charlize Theron is reportedly in talks to star in The Last Space, a drama about Sudanese refugee camps that Sean Penn is planning to direct. Adèle Exarchopoulos (Blue is the Warmest Color) also stars. [The Wrap]

• John Magaro (Not Fade Away) is set to join Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett in Todd Haynes’ Carol, an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s The Price of Salt. He’ll play a writer who befriends Mara’s character Therese. According to the report, it’s supposed to start filming later this month. [The Wrap]

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