Apparently Lena Dunham is not the only star of HBO's Girls who is going to use the series as a springboard to bigger and better things.
Adam Driver, who plays Dunham's character Hannah Horvath on-again, off-again boyfriend (?) Adam Sackler, is close to signing on for a role in Warner Bros. "This Is Where I Leave You," a new comedy starring Tina Fey, Jason Bateman, Jane Fonda, Kathryn Hahn and Corey Stoll. The film will be directed by Shawn Levy.
The film is an adaptation of Jonathan Tropper's book of the same name. Tropper wrote the script as well. It focuses on a man (Bateman) whose father passes away and then he finds himself having to spend seven days together with his four grown siblings following the funeral - the first time they have all been under the same roof in more than a decade.
Driver will play the "rebel" of the family, the brother to the character's played by Bateman, Fey and Stoll. The only potential hang-up at this point is working around his Girls' schedule, but that is not believed to be a deal breaker.
Driver has also appeared in "J. Edgar" and "Lincoln." He will be appearing in the upcoming Coen Brothers' film, "Inside Llewyn Davis."