Showbiz411 reports that Jane Fonda has signed on to star in Shawn Levy's upcoming film THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU. The actress will join previously announced cast members Corey Stoll and Jason Bateman in the dramedy.
The project is based on Jonathan Tropper's best selling novel of the same name. Fonda will play the Jewish mother of Bateman's character, who returns home to attend his father's funeral and shiva. Upon his return, he must confront long standing issues with his siblings while searching for his ex-wife.
The site's Roger Friedman reveals that the script is very funny, and contains "a lot of inside references to the way people come and go during the Jewish six days of mourning."
Fonda rose to fame in the 1960s with films such as Barbarella and Cat Ballou. She has won two Academy Awards, an Emmy Award and received several other movie awards and nominations during more than 50 years as an actress. After 15 years of retirement, she returned to film in 2005 with Monster-in-Law, followed by Georgia Rule two years later. She also produced and starred in over 20 exercise videos released between 1982 and 1995, and once again in 2010.
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