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Tina Fey Gets Into 'The Nest' With 'Pitch Perfect' Director Jason Moore

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist February 4, 2013 at 3:35PM

If you didn't know the name Jason Moore before, it looks like you're going to be hearing a lot more from him. The helmer, who has directed episodes of "Dawson's Creek," "Everwood" and "Brothers & Sisters," made his feature debut last fall with the acapella musical comedy "Pitch Perfect." On paper, it hardly sounds like anything resembling a hit, but the movie was both a critical and commercial smash, earning over $100 million worldwide. And now Universal is hoping that pairing him up with a big comedy star will yield even better results.
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Jason Moore Tina Fey

If you didn't know the name Jason Moore before, it looks like you're going to be hearing a lot more from him. The helmer, who has directed episodes of "Dawson's Creek," "Everwood" and "Brothers & Sisters," made his feature debut last fall with the acapella musical comedy "Pitch Perfect." On paper, it hardly sounds like anything resembling a hit, but the movie was both a critical and commercial smash, earning over $100 million worldwide. And now Universal is hoping that pairing him up with a big comedy star will yield even better results.

Fresh off hosting the Golden Globes and saying goodbye to "30 Rock," Tina Fey is set to star in "The Nest" with Moore in negotiations to direct. Written by "Saturday Night Live" veteran Paula Pell, the movie centers on two 30-something sisters who find out their parent's house has been put up for sale. So they do what any ordinary adult would do, and they decide to have a final wild weekend full of bonding and feelings and stuff. 

No word yet on when this will shoot, but it looks like there is meaty co-starring role and can we just fast-forward to the part where Fey's longtime pal Amy Poehler is in talks, please? Thanks. It's definitely a big prospect for Moore, who is more than keeping a roof over his head with work on Broadway, and he's currently preparing "Tales Of The City" with music by Scissor Sisters. But he's shown a pretty deft comedic hand with "Pitch Perfect," a movie many rightly said was sort of a throwback to "Bring It On" in terms of being a pretty endearing, actually funny comedy centering on women. A rarity indeed. More of that kind of thing would certainly be welcome. [Deadline]

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