Jason Bateman’s comedy/drama The Family Fang has been picked up by Starz for U.S. distribution. Bateman directed the film and stars alongside Nicole Kidman, Christopher Walken, and Maryann Plunkett. Kidman and her producing partner at Blossom Films, Per Saari, optioned Kevin Wilson’s book and David Lindsay-Abaire adapted the novel for the screen.
Starz is planning a 2016 theatrical release through Starz Digital followed by a release on demand and a TV premiere on Starz.
“Jason Bateman continues to impress as a director,” stated Brett Marottoli, Vice President of Acquisitions for Starz, commenting on the acquisition. “The Family Fang is as moving as it is funny and features a stellar cast at the top of their game. We can’t wait to bring such an impassioned film to audiences.”
The Family Fang Plot:
Adult siblings Baxter (Bateman) and Annie (Kidman), scarred from an unconventional upbringing, return to their family home. When their parents (Walken and Plunkett) — performance artists famous for elaborate public hoaxes — 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.