EXCLUSIVE: Netflix has landed the comedy The Chaperone, to be directed and produced by Will Speck and Josh Gordon as a potential star vehicle for Jason Bateman.
Pic will be produced by Bateman and Michael Costigan’s Aggregate Films, with AF’s Amanda Anka also producing. Gordon & Speck will also produce through their Speck Gordon Inc. banner.
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Cocaine Bear’s Jimmy Warden will write the screenplay, and they are keeping plot specifics under wraps.
This marks the third collaboration between Bateman and Speck & Gordon, after they teamed on The Switch and Office Christmas Party.
Aggregate’s Drew Brennan and Speck Gordon’s Eric Fineman will shepherd the pic.
Bateman most recently co-starred in the Ben Affleck-directed Air, and Aggregate produced the Richard Linklater-directed Hit Man, which became the big acquisition of the Toronto Film Festival when Netflix acquired it in a $20 million deal.
Bateman and Speck & Gordon are repped by CAA. Bateman is also Lighthouse’s Aleen Keshishian and Hansen Jacobsen.
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