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Jason Bateman is one of the best comedic talents working in Hollywood today. If you need someone to be a straight guy to a whole lot of crazy, he’s your guy. Which is good too, because he’s about to be involved in a whole lot of crazy (not the new season of Arrested Development, although I am freaking dying for that to come out). Written by Mark Perez (Accepted), Game Night is about a group of couples that meet every week to play board games, until one week where the whole thing turns into a completely real murder mystery.
It’s a great concept and provided that the rest of the cast can be of a similar calibre, this could end up being really funny. The plot reminds me of the adaptation of Clue which is one bonkers film, so I’ll be looking forward to hearing more about this one. »
- Esben Evans
Jason Bateman will produce and star in the comedy Game Night, about a bunch of couples who get together regularly to play games and one night, something goes awry and they wind up in the middle of a real murder mystery. The writer of the script is Mark Perez, who wrote Disney's The Country Bears and Herbie Fully Loaded. Game Night is said to be in the same vein as Bateman's Horrible Bosses including a big ensemble cast. Bateman stars in Identity Thief, which opens in theaters tomorrow.
Source: Deadline »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tara the Mom)
Boy, if there was ever a story titled, .The Most Successful Child Star Ever.... it would probably be about Ron Howard. But somewhere in there, Jason Bateman would be mentioned. And the Arrested Development workhorse has added yet another film to his upcoming roster, and it.s an intriguing one. Deadline reports Bateman will star in Game Night, an ensemble comedy filled with couples whose regular game night turns into a murder mystery, and shit gets real. The film was picked up by New Line Cinema as a pitch from screenwriter Mark Perez, the man who graced audiences with The Country Bears, Herbie Fully Loaded and Accepted. He.s also recently sold two scripts to Sony and Happy Madison, both of which are currently in development. None of those are ensemble comedies, and can barely be considered comedies in the first place, but his script will at least be in »
With his crime comedy Identity Thief opening this weekend, Jason Bateman is already setting up his next film. Bateman will co-produce Game Night, an ensemble comedy acquired by New Line Cinema from a pitch by Mark Perez (Accepted). The premise centers around a group of couples who have regular get togethers to play games, but one deadly night turns into a murder mystery. Deadline reports that the dark comedy is said to be in the vein of Horrible Bosses. Bateman's Aggregate Films, responsible for Identity Thief and Bateman's directorial debut Bad Words, will co-produce the picture. For news on (Doctor) Who is joining Ryan Gosling's directorial debut, How to Catch a Monster, hit the jump. Variety reports that Matt Smith of Doctor Who fame will make his U.S. acting debut as the male lead in How to Catch a Monster. The picture recently added Eva Mendes (Sin City) and also stars Christina Hendricks, »
- Dave Trumbore
Exclusive: Jason Bateman and Jim Garavente’s Aggregrate Films and Davis Entertainment’s John Davis and John Fox have joined to produce Game Night, a comedy that was acquired by New Line Cinema from a pitch by Mark Perez. The plan is for Bateman to star in an ensemble comedy about a group of couples caught up in a very real game night. They get together regularly to play games together but on this night, things get real and it becomes a murder mystery. New Line’s Richard Brener and Michael Disco shepherded the sale of what I’m told is a comedy in the Horrible Bosses vein. Formed last February with a two-year first look partnership at Universal Pictures and Universal TV, Aggregate has gotten a lot going in a short time. That includes Identity Thief, which stars Bateman and Melissa McCarthy and opens Friday (Bateman produced it with »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
5 items from 2013
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