Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
100 Greatest Videos Games Of All Time
Robin Williams: The Big Interview
Empire Visits The Hobbit's VFX Team
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
4Music's Size Does Matter
Introducing your new favourite app
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
New Foxcatcher Trailer Arrives
The true-life drama has a new promo
Rosewater Trailer Hits The Web
Gael Garcia Bernal runs into trouble in Iran
Exclusive New Poster For '71
There may be Troubles ahead
The Rewrite Trailer Arrives
Hugh Grant's going back to school. As a teacher...
First Poster For Kill Me Three Times
Simon Pegg has the killer instinct
Exclusive First Look At Marco Polo
Marco? Polo!
Scorsese Attached To Ramones Biopic?
Martin is a punk rocker
Exclusive New Pictures From Gone Girl
See David Fincher at work adapting the bestseller
New Images From Exodus: Gods & Kings
Wait, were tornadoes one of the original plagues?
Charlie Hunnam In Line To Be King Arthur
Guy Ritchie's offered him a seat at the Round Table
Cory Goodman Writing Underworld Reboot
Beyond Kate and co?
Podcast #126: Jon Hamm, Richard Ayoade
Pick your favourite villain's lair... if you dare
Anthony Russo Talks Captain America 3
The Winter Soldier will return...
New Poster For The Judge
Downey! Duvall! The Dock!
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
27 August 2014
Latest Paddington Poster And Image Online
Creepy Kidman?
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Paddington
28 November 2014
This Is Where I Leave You
12 September 2014
Before I Go to Sleep
05 September 2014
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Grace Of Monaco (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Railway Man (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Identity Thief (2013)
Empire Star Rating
The Paperboy (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Oz The Great and Powerful
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Jason Bateman To Direct The Family Fang
Nicole Kidman still attached to star

03 November 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

submit to reddit

The last time we checked in on the adaptation of Kevin Wilson’s novel The Family Fang, Nicole Kidman had the rights to the book and had teamed up with Rabbit Hole screenwriter (and playwright) David Lindsay-Abaire to develop the project. Things have moved on in the months since, and Jason Bateman is now on board to co-star and direct the film.

Bateman has recently made a splash with his directorial debut, spelling bee comedy Bad Words, which earned rave reviews at the Toronto Film Festival. Now that financing is in place and Bateman is aboard to call the shots, the film will kick off shooting next year.

Wilson’s book follows a couple of performance artists who routinely pushed their kids into taking part in bizarre events. Now, the grown children are summoned back to the parental home in a state of crisis and are unwittingly enlisted once more in a mysterious final performance,bringing with them all the seething resentment built up over the years.

Bad Words, which also sees Bateman pulling double duty, has been bought by Fox Searchlight, but there’s been no announcement of a release date yet. He’s recently worked on Shawn Levy’s This Is Where I Leave You and is shooting Horrible Bosses 2. Kidman has The Railway Man due out here on January 1, followed by Grace Of Monaco, Before I Go To Sleep and, for a total change of pace, Paddington.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Now Larry Charles Will Guide A Walk In The Woods
He'll tell Robert Redford & Nick Nolte to take a hike
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Rogues Gallery: Powers Boothe
Sin City's Roark talks us through his most memorable baddies

Richard Attenborough: In Celebration
Saluting a man who made a lasting impact on cinema and beyond…

Exclusive: Luc Besson Talks Lucy
'There is no bullshit with Scarlett Johansson'

Video: Daniel Radcliffe Talks What If...
On Gordon Ramsay, swearing and date movies

The 24 Best Film-Related Ice Bucket Challenges
The viral craze that won’t quit takes in some of Hollywood’s finest

Who Shot First? The Complete List Of Star Wars Changes
An exhaustive chronology of George Lucas' post-release tinkering

Film Studies 101: A Film Buff's Guide To Movie Movements
Everything you need to know about cinema's key groups

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 6 Issues Of Empire For Only £15!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)