03/29/2013 11:19 am ET

Tina Fey & Steve Carell Will Star In 'Mail Order Groom,' But Not For A While

Tina Fey and Steve Carell just can't seem to sync up for "Mail Order Groom." Deadline.com reports that the start date for the comedy -- which would reunite Fey and Carell for the first time since "Date Night" in 2010 -- has been delayed until 2014 because the stars' schedules are too busy.

If that sounds familiar, it's because "Mail Order Groom" was supposed to shoot in March or April of 2010. The project was first announced in December of 2009; Robert Carlock, an executive producer on "30 Rock," and Scott Silveri, an executive producer on "Friends," wrote the script for "Mail Order Groom," which the Los Angeles Times noted was based on an idea the pair worked on with Jeff Richmond, Fey's husband and "30 Rock" producer. "Crazy Stupid Love" writer-directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa were reportedly brought on to handle a rewrite. As Splitsider pointed out, "Mail Order Groom" was eventually delayed when Carell opted to make "Crazy Stupid Love" during his hiatus from "The Office."

Fey said earlier this year during press rounds for "Admission" that she was "hopefully" making "Mail Order Groom" this summer, but she'll instead star with Jason Bateman in an adaptation of the popular novel "This Is Where I Leave You." The pair will siblings who come together for their father's funeral. Shawn Levy, who made "Date Night" with Fey, directs.

For more on "Mail Order Groom," including why Carell had to push it back, head to Deadline.com.

[via Deadline.com]

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