Connie Britton will be the latest addition to the super-cast being assembled for director Shawn Levy’s This Is Where I Leave You, a dark family comedy that also features Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, and Jason Bateman.
The film, based on the 2009 novel by Jonathan Tropper, is about four combative siblings from the Foxman family who reunite at their childhood home for a week after their father dies, dredging up long-buried hostilities and problems.
Fey, Bateman, Corey Stoll (Midnight in Paris, House of Cards) and Adam Driver (Girls, pictured above) play the siblings, while Fonda is their newly widowed mother.
The Friday Night Lights, American Horror Story, and Nashville star Britton will appear as the age-inappropriate girlfriend of Driver’s character — the baby of the family who has grown into perhaps the most troubled of the lot.
Though her character’s presence is part of what antagonizes the family, she is also well-suited for analyzing their various neuroses: She’s a therapist.
Of course, that only makes the situation worse.