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Bateman and Carnahan in revenge business

JasonBateman.jpgJoe Carnahan is writing another script before he begins production on White Jazz, The Remarkable Fellows. Described as an action buddy comedy, it has already been bought by Universal and he is set to direct.

The story is about two brothers who take over the faily business, a business which is all about revenge. Someone hires them to take revenge for them, and they go off and do just that.

Apparently, according to Variety, the premise of the story came from Jason Bateman who starred in his Smokin' Aces (Filmstalker review), and is set to star in Remarkable Fellows, of the story he said:

The duo, who are "part James Bond and part Ricky Jay," get assignments "from their father and carry them out all over the world...The revenge scenario is dependent on the intricacy of the plot. If the president of a major bank was sleeping with the French ambassador's wife, the banker would call these guys."

It sounds an interesting idea, sort of a Mission Impossible thing but unique to each individual situation. I'm already interesting in the idea, and after seeing Jason Bateman deliver such great performances on his return to the screen I'm keen to see him in this, I loved his nervous bumbling performance in Smokin' Aces and I think we're set for some more to come from him.

Not only that but Joe Carnahan is behind the script and the camera, and that does excite me. In a film manner that is. I like the pitch, think there's some mileage in it?





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