Goldie Hawn may sit shiva with Zac Efron
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Goldie Hawn may sit shiva with Zac Efron

A-listers could join 'Arrested Development' star Jason Bateman for Jewish-themed comedy

Goldie Hawn at a TED talk in 2008. (photo credit: Erik Charlton, CC, via Flickr)
Goldie Hawn at a TED talk in 2008. (photo credit: Erik Charlton, CC, via Flickr)

By the standards of a shiva, this sounds like it could be fun.

A decade after her last movie, Goldie Hawn is reportedly in talks to star as a Jewish matriarch in “This Is Where I Leave You,” a comic drama about four siblings who reunite following the death of their father. Hawn, who last appeared in 2002’s “The Banger Sisters,” would play the family’s bereaved matriarch.

Three actors have already signed on to play the siblings, including “Arrested Development” actor Jason Bateman and “Knocked Up” motormouth Leslie Mann. Their younger — much younger — sibling will be played by “High School Musical” star Zac Efron, still looking for his breakthrough role as an adult actor.

The part of the fourth sibling has yet to be filled, but the film already has a screenwriter: Jonathan Tropper, who wrote the well-reviewed book on which the film is based. The movie will be directed by Adam Shankman, who also helmed the upcoming “Rock of Ages.”

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