Meryl Streep and Tina Fey are to play a troubled family
Two-time Oscar winner Meryl and writer and funny-woman Tina will be directed by Stanley Tucci in the comedy, although it is unclear if he will play a starring role in the film - he has worked alongside Meryl in both `Julie & Julia` and `The Devil Wears Prada`.
Studio Sony has picked up the project, the story of which is being kept a secret, although it is expected to show the funny and difficult side of a mother-daughter relationship, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Tina has seen her acting career go on the up in recent years.
Having begun her career as a writer, penning Lindsay Lohan`s launching vehicle `Mean Girls` and TV comedy `30 Rock`, she has since gone on to work on projects including `The invention of Lying` and `Date Night`.
Meryl - famed for taking a mixture of comedy and serious roles - is believed to be working on a movie about the life of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, tentatively named `The Iron Lady`.