Amy Poehler Joins Tina Fey Comedy 'The Nest' Because Sometimes Dreams Do Come True
To say that Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are best friends is a severe understatement. To say that they're an iconic pair in lady friendship history would be a little closer to the truth. They met 21 years ago in an improv class and they've been making us, and each other, laugh every since. Now the duo are going to appear side-by-side again in Fey's upcoming comedy film The Nest , which they will co-produce and co-star in. We've known about The Nest , directed by Pitch Perfect's Jason Moore and written by SNL alumna Paula Pell since Feb, 2013, but the Poehler part is new. Deadline confirms that she's in final negotiations with the studio.
Poehler and Fey will portray two thirtysomething sisters who come home to find out their parents have put the eponymous nest up for sale. Distraught, the sisters decide to throw one last party like the ones they used to be famous for, with, of course, hilarious results.
Then again, when you combine Fey and Poehler, the results are always hilarious. The pair have teamed up on many projects over the years, including movies, talk shows, and even hosting gigs. They've fought a prank war against George Clooney and Matt Damon, drawn the highest viewership for the Golden Globes in a decade, and given us two of the most relatable and admirable leading ladies on TV right now. Putting the two of them in another movie together is basically the easiest way for Hollywood to suck all of the money right out of my pocket because it's always guaranteed to be awesome. And quotable. There are a lot of Fey and Poehler moments to choose from, but two stand out above all else.
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How many times have you found yourself saying "bitches get stuff done" in the last week? In the last month? If your answer isn't at least once a day, then you're not saying it often enough. In discussing Hillary Clinton's potential as a presidential candidate, Fey and Poehler gave every woman an empowering motto to make their very own. And we did. The gif is still continuously making its rounds on the Internet because, after all, bitches get stuff done hasn't stopped being true.
Poehler's role as a "cool mom" in Fey's 2004 film that's about to hit its 10 year anniversary at the end of the month is the stuff of legend. While Fey played a more demure, straight man role in the film — fitting, since she exercised her comedy skills in writing it — Poehler went all out as Regina's mother with the bad boob job and the preference for her children to drink in the house. We girls keep her young.
The Nest is still in the development stages, but if it's going to pair Fey and Poehler up again then I'm counting down the days until it comes out.