"The Nest," which stars Fey and Poehler as sisters whose parents are selling their childhood home, is set to open on December 18, 2015. If that date sounds familiar, it's because you've most likely heard it a bunch of times before; it's the same date as "Star Wars: Episode VII" is hitting theaters.
Studio Universal is probably banking on "The Nest" as enticing counter-programming for non-"Star Wars" fans, though if Fey's own affection for "Wars" is any indication, the two groups may have more overlap than Universal realizes. Still, this is the first time Fey and Poehler are appearing in a movie together since 2008's "Baby Mama," and the duo have legions of loyal followers, so "The Nest" is sure to gain a lot of attention no matter how many Jedis it's facing.
"The Nest" will focus on Fey and Poehler, who have drifted apart over the years, as they return to their parents' house to collect childhood belongings and reminisce. They decide to throw one huge, final party with their friends and former classmates to send off the home in style.
"Pitch Perfect" helmer Jason Moore will direct, while SNL vet Paula Pell is penning the screenplay. Both Fey and Poehler are also expected to produce the project.
[via The Playlist]