John Leguizamo the Nest Casting

John Leguizamo has joined Tina Fey and Amy Poehler in Universal comedy “The Nest.”

“Pitch Perfect” helmer Jason Moore will direct.

The script is based on an original idea by Paula Pell, who wrote her debut screenplay about two 30-something sisters who come home to find their parents’ house has been put up for sale and then spend a last wild weekend together.

Fey will produce through her Little Stranger banner alongside Jay Roach and his Everyman Pictures. Poehler will also executive produce along with Jeff Richmond and Brian Bell.

Erik Baiers and Chloe Yellin are overseeing “The Nest” for the studio.

Leguizamo and Uni already had one successful partnership earlier this year with the hit comedy “Ride Along,” where he co-starred with Ice Cube and Kevin Hart. He was also recently seen in the Open Road pic “Chef” and has a handful of projects set to go into production, including “Fugly” and “American Ultra.”

The multi-hyphenate has also begun expanding his brand outside of film with his HBO special “Ghetto Klown” premiering in March and his PBS special “American Masters: The Boomer List” currently in pre-production. He will also be performing at Central Park SummerStage on July 28th.

Leguizamo is repped by UTA, Silver Lining Entertainment and attorneys Harris Hartman and Jason Sloane of Sloane, Offer, Weber and Dern.

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