Jason Bateman cut his teeth on directing TV episodes as far back as the ’90s, but now he’s getting his feature film face on. A couple years ago he dropped his debut, “Bad Words,” and now he’s back with “The Family Fang,” which has a pretty good roster of talent to tell this story.
Penned by David Lindsay-Abaire (“Rabbit Hole“), based on the best selling book by Kevin Wilson, and starring Nicole Kidman, Christopher Walken, Maryann Plunkett, Kathryn Hahn, Jason Butler Harner, and Marin Ireland, along with Bateman himself, the story follows two adults who are forced to move back in with their eccentric parents. Here’s the official synopsis:
Adult siblings Baxter (Jason Bateman) and Annie (Nicole Kidman), scarred from an unconventional upbringing, return to their family home after an unlikely accident. When their parents (Christopher Walken and Maryann Plunkett) — performance artists famous for elaborate public hoaxes — suddenly go missing under troubling circumstances, Baxter and Annie investigate. Unsure whether it’s foul play or just another elaborate ruse, nothing can prepare them for what they discover.
“The Family Fang” opens on April 29th in limited release, and goes wide and hits VOD on May 6th. Watch below.