Jason Bateman to Direct David Lindsay-Abaire's THE FAMILY FANG, Starring Nicole Kidman
Jason Bateman, Nicole Kidman, David Lindsay-Abaire, The Family Fang
Deadline reports that Jason Bateman (Arrested Development) will be directing playwright and screenwriter David Lindsay-Abaire's THE FAMILY FANG, adapted from Kevin Wilson's novel. Bateman will also join Nicole Kidman in the cast.
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Kidman previously appeared in the film version of Lindsay-Abaire's Rabbit Hole. She will also produce FAMILY FANG.
The movie is about "full-grown children returning home in a state of crisis, they are unwittingly enlisted to help in the execution of a daring and mysterious final performance by their parents, who are hellbent on achieving the act of a lifetime."
Bateman made his film directorial debut at this year's Toronto International Film Festival with Bad Words, in which he also starred. Bateman has also directed episodes of the TV series Arrested Development, For Your Love, Two of a Kind, Brother's Keeper, Family Matters and Valerie.
His upcoming acting projects include This Is Where I Leave You and Horrible Bosses 2. He is well known for his portrayal of 'Michael Bluth' on Netflix's Arrested Development. Past film credits include Identity Thief, Horrible Bosses, Couples Retreat, The Invention of Lying, Up in the Air, State of Play, Hancock, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Juno and more.
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