Jason Bateman News

"We can't fix them, we can only fix ourselves." Starz Digital Media has debuted a trailer for the indie drama The Family Fang, directed by actor Jason Bateman, who also stars in the film which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last year. Nicole Kidman also stars with Bateman as brother & sister who go home looking for their prankster parents, played by Christopher Walken & Maryann Plunkett. The cast includes Marin Ireland, Josh Pais, Michael Chernus and others.

TIFF Review: Jason Bateman's 'The Family Fang' Starring Bateman, Nicole Kidman & Christopher Walken Jason Bateman is getting better and better at directing. Working with an adaption of Kevin Wilson's novel, by screenwriter David Lindsay-Abaire ("Rabbit Hole”), this is his second movie behind the camera.  He rounds up a great ensemble of actors (himself included) to deliver a funny, sensitive, and layered piece of work. It's an original story about the thin, squiggly, line between art and life, comfortably swaying between comedy and drama. To call "The Family Fang" an improvement on Bateman’s debut "Bad Words", would be an understatement.


Jason Bateman set to direct an untitled FBI themed wedding comedy

joblo.com – Jason Bateman underwent a career resurgence with ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT that helped launch him to leading man roles in films like HORRIBLE BOSSES and IDENTITY THIEF. Not content to rest on his laurels, Bateman delivered his directorial debut BAD WORDS earlier this year and is already hard at work on his second film, THE FAMILY FANG. 8 years 7 weeks ago via theothersenhman

New in Theaters: 'Need for Speed,' 'The Single Mom's Club'

12:03 AM 3/15/2014 by Logan Falk
Need for Speed
This weekend is, unfortunately, a return to the standard of two mediocre films a week that started to emerge around a month or so ago. Still, it does make for easy writing for a certain columnist, so let’s get to it, shall we?

Bad Words

Posted February 25th, 2014 by Binh Ngo

Jason Bateman (“Identity Thief”) makes his feature directorial debut with the subversive comedy BAD WORDS. He stars as Guy Trilby, a 40-year-old who finds a loophole in the rules of The Golden Quill national spelling bee and decides to cause trouble by hijacking the competition. While reporter Jenny Widgeon (Kathryn Hahn of “We’re the Millers”) attempts to discover his true motivation, Guy finds himself forging an unlikely alliance with a competitor:

Watch the First 'Bad Words' Trailer

7:25 PM 12/9/2013 by Jeff Giles
Bad Words
If you like watching Jason Bateman play a deadpan jerk -- and who doesn't? -- you'll need to set aside a couple minutes of your time to check out the first trailer for Bad Words, featuring star and director Bateman as a foul-mouthed misanthrope who weasels his way into junior-level spelling bees.

Jason Bateman to Direct and Star in 'Family Fang' with Nicole Kidman

feedproxy.google.com – The 2013 Toronto Film Festival premiered Bad Words, the directorial debut of "Arrested Development" and Horrible Bosses star Jason Bateman, and he's already lining up his sophomore effort behind the camera. Deadline reports Bateman has been tapped to direct an adaptation of The Family Fang, Kevin Wilson's book of the same name. 8 years 41 weeks ago via theothersenhman

Allison Janney & Phillip Baker Hall Join Jason Bateman's 'Bad Words'

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Former West Wing star Allison Janney and Argo actor Phillip Baker Hall have been added to the cast of Bad Words. The directorial debut of Jason Bateman, the dark comedy follows a middle-aged high school drop out, played by Bateman, who enters the National Quill Spelling Bee. 9 years 41 weeks ago via donnieyen

Jason Bateman to make directorial debut with 'Bad Words'

Jason Bateman
variety.com – Jason Bateman is in negotiations to make his feature directorial debut with "Bad Words," an indie comedy that Bateman's DumbDumb shingle will produce with Darko Entertainment, which is also financing the pic. 10 years 5 weeks ago via jackiechan

The Family Fang

Posted May 8th, 2012 by Binh Ngo

The adult children of a family of performance artists are called upon to perform in a daring act by their parents.

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