Zooey Deschanel and Elizabeth Banks join the cast of My Idiot Brother
In a story from The Hollywood Reporter, Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, Emily Mortimer and Rashida Jones will star opposite Paul Rudd in My Idiot Brother. Jesse Peretz is directing.

Rudd is playing an idealist dealing with his overbearing mother who crashes into the homes of his three ambitious sisters and, in succession, brings truth, happiness and a sunny disposition into their lives while also wreaking havoc.

Banks, Deschanel and Mortimer are going to play the sisters.

Banks will be a career-driven single who is about to get her big break in journalism; Deschanel will play a bisexual whose lifestyle is getting in the way of moving forward with her loving girlfriend (Jones); and Mortimer will be a mom who is too worried about her life and kids to realize that her marriage is coming apart.

Evgenia Peretz and David Schisgall penned the screenplay for the film. It starts shooting next month in New York.