Jason Bateman In Talks for Netflix’s Proper right here Comes the Flood

Jason Bateman In Talks for Netflix's Here Comes the Flood

Jason Bateman in talks for Netflix’s Proper right here Comes the Flood

It’s been 5 years since Emmy and Golden Globe winner Jason Bateman stepped behind the digicam for a feature-length mission and now Deadline has launched phrase that the Ozark star is at current in talks to helm the Netflix heist thriller Proper right here Comes the Flood.

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The film, written by Simon Kinberg (Darkish Phoenix), is being described as an “elevated, character-driven love story” with the heist issue of the story “participating in out in increments.” The mission was the principle focus of a heated bidding battle amongst studios, with the streaming service beating the rivals with a mid-seven-figure deal and is reportedly considering it a excessive priority, with Bateman topping the file of various excessive directors out for the job.

Sources do report that the negotiations are nonetheless throughout the early ranges for the 51-year-old filmmaker/actor/producer to helm the mission and that talks are at current centered on solely having him direct, nonetheless are sustaining the selection open for him to star in one among many many roles already written throughout the script. Must he take the place, it may give him higher than ample time to finish manufacturing on the highly-anticipated remaining season of the acclaimed Netflix crime drama Ozark sooner than heading into manufacturing on the film.

The mission would mark Bateman’s third time helming a attribute film after the well-received darkish comedy Unhealthy Phrases and the acclaimed indie dramedy The Family Fang, having starred in every, and would proceed his work behind the digicam on a handful of Ozark episodes and the first two episodes of HBO’s restricted assortment adaptation of Stephen King’s The Outsider, which he moreover starred in. He was set to reunite with The Change-Up star Ryan Reynolds on the upcoming Clue remake as co-star and director, nonetheless dropped out of the latter place attributable to scheduling conflicts with Ozark.

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It could actually moreover mark one different continuation in his partnership with Netflix, having signed on to provide the film adaptation of The Girls I’ve Been, which Stranger Points‘ Millie Bobby Brown set to star and produce as successfully, after already being set to return for Ozark‘s remaining season and throughout the streaming service’s revival of the earlier Fox sitcom Arrested Enchancment.

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