CLUE: Fox Eyes Jason Bateman to Direct/Star Alongside Ryan Reynolds

Fox Eyes Jason Bateman to Direct/Star Alongside Ryan Reynolds in Clue

CLUE: Fox eyes Jason Bateman to direct/star alongside Ryan Reynolds

Deadline has brought word that Fox has begun early talks with Emmy winner Jason Bateman (Ozark) to direct the studio’s upcoming film remake of the classic board game Clue.Bateman is also in talks to star alongside the already attached Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool 2).

RELATED: Ryan Reynolds to Star in Clue Movie as Part of a First Look Deal with Fox

Reynolds’ company will produce the film, based on the Hasbro board game, with Allspark Pictures, which is the film division of Hasbro. Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who scripted the two Deadpool films and Life, all starring Reynolds, were in talks to pen the script, and while it’s not known how far along they got into the development of the script, the talks with Bateman not only include discussions to have him star in the film, but also to further develop the script with Reynolds.

Clue was a 1985 comedy based on the board game, which involves players figuring which of the guests at a mansion murdered someone, with which murder weapon and in which room. The film was directed by Jonathan Lynn. Lynn worked on the script with John Landis. Clue starred Eileen Brennan (Private Benjamin), Tim Curry (The Rocky Horror Picture Show), Madeline Kahn (Young Frankenstein), Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future), Michael McKean (This Is Spinal Tap), Martin Mull (Roseanne) and Lesley Ann Warren (Desperate Housewives). The film had one of three possible endings, and different theaters received different ones. All were included on the home video release. Though the film didn’t do well in its run a the box office, only making $14,643,997 in domestic sales, it has become a cult classic.

RELATED: Clue Reboot Could Be R-Rated, Deadpool 2 Writers Tease

Reynolds and Bateman have previously worked together twice, the first on the 2006 dark action comedy Smokin’ Aces, though they never shared any screen time in the film, and the 2011 fantasy comedy The Change-Up, in which a Freaky Friday-style switch saw them inhabit the other’s life. Reynolds role in Clue comes as part of his three year first-look deal with Fox, the studio for which he’s starred in seven movies since 2013 and is set to lead the cast of the upcoming video game action comedy Free Guy.

(Photo Credit: Backgrid Images)

The post CLUE: Fox Eyes Jason Bateman to Direct/Star Alongside Ryan Reynolds appeared first on ComingSoon.net.

0 comments:

Video Games Movies / Film Music Nerd News Nerd Star Trek Trailers DC Comics Sci-Fi Television / TV Comic Books Movie News DC Cinematic Universe Movie Trailers News Comedy / Humor TV News Nintendo Wii Batman Technology Batman v Superman Superman Celebrities Music Videos Comic Strips Syko.org TV Promos Wonder Woman Animation Marvel Comics Social Media Sports Arizona / AZ Stargate Superbowl Football Linkin Park Man of Steel Science Suicide Squad Xbox 360 DC Films Editorials Government Nintendo DS Box Office Comic Book News DC Television Universe Green Lantern Harley Quinn Microsoft Rock News Suns Twitter Videos Basketball Blogosphere Business DC Extended Universe Daily Deals Food / Beverage Marijuana Marvel Cinematic Universe PlayStation 3 Spider-man Staff News Super Bowl 50 The Joker Video of the Day Warner Bros. Web Development Wonder Woman Angry Birds Apple Aquaman Archie Comics Auctions Batgirl Birds of Prey Bizzaro Bizzaro Girl Bluetooth Books Bryan Fuller C4MULA CBS California California / CA Cartoons Chester Bennington Crime Customization DC Entertainment DC TV Dead by Sunrise Deaths Deep Space Nine Ebay Email Facebook Fanmade Features Federation Financial Florida / FL Fringe Gmail Google+ Greg Berlanti Hawkman Health Japan Julien-K Literature Luxury Martian Manhunter Mobile / Wireless Multiplayer Multitouch Music News NSFW Nevada / NV Nintendo 3DS No Warning Operating Systems Orgy PSN Papa Roach Pete's Dragon Press Releases Rap Music Reviews Rockstar Seth Macfarlane Software Software Update Sony Star Trek Beyond Streaming Media Supergirl Syko Sam SykoDeals SykoPoetry Tech News The Avengers The CW The Flash The Flintstones Themes Transportation Trekkers Trekkies Trekspertise United Family Music Voyager Walmart Warehouse 13 Website Tools Windows Windows 10 Windows Media Xbox Live iMac