Jason Bateman has inked a deal with Universal to star in and direct the Untitled FBI Wedding Comedy, marking his third film as director after debut Bad Words and the upcoming The Family Fang. David Flebotte and Phil Alden Robinson wrote the initial script, which David Bar Katz (The Pest) has been tapped to rewrite. Bateman’s about to dive into production on Family Fang next month in New York City and stars in that pic opposite Nicole Kidman and Christopher Walken. He’ll next be seen in This Is Where I Leave You in September and Horrible Bosses 2 in November, both for Warner Bros. Bateman and James Garavente will produce the FBI wedding project for their Aggregate Films banner. Bob Cooper will also produce for his Landscape Entertainment shingle. Kristin Lowe and Sara Scott are overseeing for Uni.
Bateman is repped by CAA and Hansen Jacobson. Screenwriter and playwright Katz recently scripted Showtime pilot Sobering and is currently writing The Man In The Rockefeller Suit for Fox Searchlight. His play Philip Roth in Khartoum is in development with The Ambassador Group. He’s repped by CAA, Untitled Entertainment and Schreck, Rose, Dapello and Adams, LLP.