Starz has snapped up all U.S. distribution rights to the Jason Bateman-directed family drama The Family Fang with plans of a 2016 theatrical release through its multiplatform label Starz Digital.  Following a theatrical play and home entertainment release, Family Fang will play exclusively on Starz.  Family Fang premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and was in the mix among those titles that would eventually land acquisition. Bateman’s feature directorial debut Bad Words played the festival in 2013 and was acquired by Focus Features.

Based on Kevin Wilson’s novel, The Family Fang was adapated by David Lindsay-Abaire and follows adult siblings Baxter (Jason Bateman) and Annie (Nicole Kidman), who scarred from an unconventional upbringing, return to their family home. When their parents (Christopher Walken and Maryann Plunkett)— performance artists famous for elaborate public hoaxes— go missing under troubling circumstances, Baxter and Annie investigate.