Becoming increasingly busier in Hollywood is director Shawn Levy, who has just signed on to helm an adaptation of Jonathan Tropper’s novel This Is Where I Leave You. The project will takes its place on Levy’s plate alongside his upcoming comedy The Internship, his in production sci-fi road trip film, his adaptation of 39 Clues and an island comedy titled Aloha. Like we said, he’s busy.
Variety reports that Levy will take the reigns on This Is Where I Leave You from director Adam Shankman. For those unfamiliar with the film, it’s an ensemble piece focusing on “four siblings who come home to sit shiva after their father passes away, and what happens when they’re trapped in the same house for a week.”
With shooting set to begin next summer, the film is poised to become Levy’s next. Though there’s no word on casting just yet, Jason Bateman, Leslie Mann, Zac Efron, Jason Sudeikis and Malin Akerman were all attached back when Shankman was on board. As of now though, there’s no word on if any of them are still set to star.
Shawn Levy is becoming a bit of a hot commodity in Hollywood these days and to be honest, I’m not sure why. I didn’t care at all for Date Night or Reel Steel and while the Night at the Museum films were somewhat enjoyable, I still don’t see what the big deal is about this guy.
What do you think? Does Shawn Levy deserve all the projects that are being handed to him? Have you read This Is Where I Leave You?