Jason Bateman to direct `The Family Fang`

IANS| Updated: Nov 04, 2013, 19:40 PM IST

Los Angeles: Actor Jason Bateman will direct and act in an upcoming comedy film titled `The Family Fang`. The movie will also feature actress Nicole Kidman.

Based on writer Kevin Wilson`s book of the same name, the film`s story is centred on two performance artists who force their children to participate in their strange events, reports deadline.com.

"No filmmaker can better realise this heartbreaking and funny story than Jason Bateman. This is a dream collaboration," said producers Leslie Urdang and Per Saari.

This will Bateman`s second directorial venture. His first directorial venture was `Bad Words`, which was screened at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival in Canada.