Deadline is reporting that Jason Bateman has inked a deal to star in and direct an Untitled FBI Wedding Comedy for Universal. The film will mark the actor’s third time behind the camera, after this year’s Bad Words and the upcoming The Family Fang. Plot details for the project are more or less non-existent, but we do know that David Flebotte and Phil Alden Robinson wrote the script, and David Bar Katz is now doing re-writes.
The words “FBI Wedding Comedy” don’t give us much to go on, but I think it’s safe to say that this is one to keep your eye on. Bateman is one of the most reliable and consistent comedic actors working in Hollywood, and while it’s true that he often plays the same role, he’s pretty damn good at what he does. I’ve loved him ever since his Arrested Development days and will watch anything that he’s in or directs. Despite mediocre reviews, I thought Bad Words was excellent, and I am definitely looking forward to The Family Fang as well as this untitled FBI Wedding Comedy.
Plus, with Bateman now on board to both direct and star, you can bet that the supporting cast will fill up with some strong comedic talent. Stay tuned as we’ll be sure to bring you more news on this project as it arises.
In the meantime, tell us, are you a Jason Bateman fan? If so, what do you think he has in store for us with this upcoming comedy?