Jason Bateman is reportedly in talks to direct and costar in Ryan Reynolds’ upcoming Clue remake. It was was announced last year that Reynolds and his Maximum Effort production company had signed a three-picture first-look deal with 20th Century Fox (now Disney), with an updated adaptation of the classic Hasbro board game first up on the docket.
Bateman picked up an Emmy this past weekend for his directing efforts on his Netflix series Ozark. Clue was previously made into a film in 1985 with the all-star cast of Tim Curry, Christopher Lloyd, Madeline Kahn, Michael McKean, Martin Mull, Eileen Brennan, Lesley Ann Warren, Colleen Camp and Howard Hesseman. Initially a box-office flop, it has gone on the be comedy classic, thanks primarily to Curry’s manic comedic performance.
Remaking such a fan favorite might be dicey, but the combination of Bateman and Reynolds could definitely help. However, their last effort together, the 2011 body-swapping comedy The Change-Up, while financially successful, currently holds a 25% on Rotten Tomatoes,