Jason Bateman is so good at playing the everyman, he could even make the Bluth family's over-the-top problems seem relatable. And with Office Space, Mike Judge proved that he could tap into the psyche of downtrodden workers everywhere. So it seems the two could be a match made in heaven for a new feature called Extract.
The film, which Judge will write and direct, focuses on the owner of a flower extract factory (huh?) who can't seem to get a break — either at the office, where he has a string of bad luck, or at home, where his wife has had an affair with a gigolo. Variety describes it as a movie "about what it's like to be the boss when everything seems to be shifting around you."
Apparently Arrested Development alums are in high demand right now: Mae Whitman landed a TV job last week, as did Alia Shawkat. And I'd say that this casting news fully cements Bateman as a big-screen leading man, at least for a certain kind of comedy. What do you think? Are you excited to see Bateman getting a higher profile?