According to the Los Angeles Times, CAA, the famed talent agency, is shopping an enticing package around town that, if it comes to fruition, would put Tucci behind the camera directing Streep and Fey. (There's no word yet on whether he would act in the film too.) What do you get when you take film icons (and longtime pals) Meryl Streep and Stanley Tucci and add in a jigger of Tina Fey? If you're the chefs at the Creative Artists Agency, you're hoping for a 5-star serving of boffo boxoffice -- and that's just may what result if this project gets underway.
According to the Los Angeles Times, CAA, the famed talent agency, is shopping an enticing package around town that, if it comes to fruition, would put Tucci behind the camera directing Streep and Fey. (There's no word yet on whether he would act in the film too.)
Although there's no script at this point, there is a title, 'Mommy & Me,' and a mother/daughter premise that would afford both actresses the chance to showcase their comic prowess. And, as the Times reports, several studios have been circling the project but, at this point, it's Sony, whose upcoming female-centric Julia Roberts offering 'Eat, Pray, Love' is looking to be a summer hit with the estrogen crowd, that's shown the most interest.
Tucci and Streep have, of course, worked box office magic together twice before, in 'The Devil Wears Prada' and last year's 'Julie & Julia.' 'Mommy & Me' would be Fey's first collaboration with either star.
While a deal gets hammered out (and a script gets written), Tucci has a bunch of stuff coming down the pike, including the musical drama 'Burlesque' (Nov. 24) with Kristen Bell and Christina Aguilera (in her acting debut.) Streep, who voices the lead terrier in the upcoming big screen version of Maurice Sendak's 'Higgelty Piggelty Pop!', has myriad other projects in varying stages of development and Fey, whose 'Date Night' did great numbers earlier this year, lends her voice to the animated superhero spoof, 'Megamind' (Nov. 5) opposite Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill and Will Ferrell.