Shawn Levy is in final talks to direct the Warner Bros. comedy This Is Where I Leave You, replacing Adam Shankman.

We reported in May that Jason Bateman, Malin Akerman, Zac Efron, Leslie Mann, Jason Sudeikis, and Goldie Hawn joined the cast. Jason Bateman has also left the project, and it is unclear if the other actors will still be available. The project has been in development at the studio since 2009.

The story is based on Jonathan Tropper's novel that centers on a father who makes a final request before his death. He wants his dysfunctional, estranged family to spend seven days with one another after the patriarch's funeral.

It is believed that Shawn Levy wants to make this his next project, with production tentatively scheduled to begin next summer.