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Casting Watch: Connie Britton Is Adam Driver's Older Girlfriend in 'This Is Where I Leave You,' Also Starring Fey and Fonda

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood April 11, 2013 at 2:17PM

Connie Britton of hit ABC series "Nashville" has been added to the sprawling cast of Shawn Levy's "This Is Where I Leave You," a dark family comedy starring Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, Jason Bateman, Timothy Olyphant ("Justified"), Corey Stoll ("House of Cards"), Ben Schwartz ("Parks and Recreation") and Adam Driver ("Girls"). Britton will play a therapist and the much older girlfriend of Driver's troubled character.
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Connie Britton
Connie Britton

Connie Britton of hit ABC series "Nashville" has been added to the sprawling cast of Shawn Levy's "This Is Where I Leave You," a dark family comedy starring Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, Jason Bateman, Timothy Olyphant ("Justified"), Corey Stoll ("House of Cards"), Ben Schwartz ("Parks and Recreation") and Adam Driver ("Girls"). Britton will play a therapist and the much older girlfriend of Driver's troubled character.

Driver, along with Fey, Bateman and Stoll, play the children of Fonda's character, a recent widow. Kathryn Hahn ("Step Brothers"), Rose Byrne ("Bridesmaids") and Abigail Spencer ("Oz the Great and Powerful") have been cast as various love interests to the brothers.

Jonathan Tropper has adapted his own 2009 novel of the same name, centering on four warring siblings who reunite following the death of their father. 

Director Levy, who helmed the "Night at the Museum" films as well as "Real Steel" and Fey-starrer "Date Night," is producing along with Paula Weinstein.

The Warner Bros. film is set to begin shooting in May.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.