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Jason Bateman to Direct and Star in FBI Wedding Comedy for Universal

June 28, 2014 (6:32 am) GMT
The 'Bad Words' director/actor is set to direct the comedic story with script by playwright David Bar Katz.
Jason Bateman

Universal is looking to reteam with after his directorial debut "". Like in the previous film, the actor/director is tapped to serve behind the lens and play a key role in an for the studio.

It tells the story of two undercover FBI agents who pretend to fall in love and use their wedding as a law enforcement trap against the mob. Playwright David Bar Katz is tapped to write a fresh take on the story originally drafted by David Flebotte and Phil Alden Robinson.

The project was initially developed at Warner Bros. with among the cast. The "" actor is no longer attached to the film.

Bateman will next be seen in Shawn Levy's dramedy "" with . He also boards "" and will carry a double duty as a director and actor in an adaptation of novel "" with .

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