We remember a time when the only occasion you could catch a glimpse of Jason Bateman was if you dug out an old copy of Teen Wolf 2. Now, he’s seem to be everywhere!
The actor has just signed up for two new films, although his next projects look like quite a departure from his usual glossy roles. Bateman will be appearing in Disconnect and The Longest Week, which are both due to start filming later this year.
He’ll be starring alongside Olivia Wilde in The Longest Week which is based around a guy living a life of luxury in his parents’ Manhattan hotel. Can you guess where this is going? Yes, he gets evicted, falls in love and has to ‘grow up’ fast.
Disconnect, however, looks to be a more challenging and versatile role and will see him join Alexander Skarsgard, Andrea Riseborough, Colin Ford, Michael Nyqvist and Frank Grillo on screen. The films central point is how different individuals deal with the impact of technology on their everyday lives. Bateman is set to play a computer expert who is desperate to ensure his 15 year old son uses the internet ‘wisely’.
Both movies will be shot back to back in October and November.