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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 »


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