The Golden Age Of Hollywood was filled with many great comedy duos, from Laurel and Hardy to Abbott and Costello to Martin and Lewis. Today, there are almost no modern equivalents—except perhaps Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, who sharpened their skills together on Saturday Night Live and made a particularly memorable team co-anchoring the show’s “Weekend Update” segment. After both left SNL, they worked together on the movie Baby Mama, which was a modest hit in the spring of 2008, and then on a hugely successful run as the co-hosts of the Golden Globes.
Variety reports that Fey and Poehler will next collaborate on a film titled The Nest for Universal. The plot synopsis:
“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.”
Both stars will also produce the movie, which will be directed by Pitch Perfect’s Jason Moore. Baby Mama was okay, but certainly not one of the highlights of either actress’ career. One big problem with it was that it cast Fey and Poehler as antagonists who spend most of the film hating each other, which wasn’t nearly as fun as watching them work together as a comedy team. Hopefully The Nest’s premise will allow them to bounce off of each other, rather than butt heads.