〉The film is inspired by the Good Housekeeping article You Bet!
Soon to split sides opposite Amy Poehler in the comedy Sisters, Tina Fey will once again team with Universal Pictures for another laugh riot, based on the Good Housekeeping article You Bet! written by Ruth Palmer.
The untitled project, which Fey will star in and produce, follows three friends that set off to Atlantic City to make it big after receiving lessons from a card-counting guru. A writer has yet to be hired on, though I’m told Fey is down the road with someone, and hearing it’s Sisters scribe Paula Pell. Fey will produce via her shingle Little Stranger, with Chloe Yellin and Erik Baiers overseeing for Universal.
Fey’s most recent credits include a stint in Muppets Most Wanted and a role in Warner Bros.’ stacked dramedy This is Where I Leave You, which also featured the likes of Jason Bateman and Corey Stoll. The former SNL alum and 30 Rock star will next appear in the aforementioned Sisters, which casts Fey and Poehler as two siblings who set out to throw one last rager before their childhood home is sold.
Sisters marks Fey’s second outing with Universal, which also released her 2008 comedy Baby Mama (which again featured Poehler) and produces her Netflix series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Down the road, Fey will star opposite Margot Robbie and Martin Freeman for Paramount’s Fun House and will reteem with her Date Night co-star Steve Carell for the comedy Mail-Order Groom.
Published via Good Housekeeping in March of 2013, You Bet! described Palmer’s experience learning to count cards from a film producer whilst playing blackjack with her friends. Eventually, she put her new-found skills to the test at casinos in Atlantic City in an effort to earn extra money to supplement her income during the 2008 recession.
Clark Allen | Associate Editor