Jason Bateman, Simon Kinberg in Negotiations on Netflix Heist Film — Report

Jason Bateman, Simon Kinberg in Negotiations on Netflix Heist Film — Report
It’s been quite a week for “Ozark” star Jason Bateman. The actor was nominated for an Emmy earlier in the week and now, a new report states that Bateman is in talks to direct a heist film for Netflix.

Deadline reported that Bateman is in early negotiations to direct “Here Comes the Flood,” which Netflix won in a competitive option in the spring. Though negotiations are still ongoing and Bateman may only direct the film, it’s possible that he could also have an acting role in the project. Simon Kinberg wrote the speculative script, which Deadline described as an “elevated, character-driven love-story heist movie, with the heist playing out in increments.”

Netflix reportedly beat out several offers for the project in a mid-seven figure deal and Bateman reportedly beat out several “top directors” for the job. Kinberg and Audrey Chon, president of Genre Films, are slated to produce
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