Jason Bateman's indie drama roles
Jason Bateman is returning to his indie roots after a string of comedy roles.
The star of Horrible Bosses, Paul and The Change-Up is in final negotiations to star in love story The Longest Week with Olivia Wilde and Disconnect, an ensemble drama about the pitfalls of modern communication, Variety reports.
The Longest Week, written and directed by Peter Glanz, will star Jason as a man who enjoys an easy life in his parents' prestigious Manhattan hotel, only to suddenly find himself evicted, disinherited and in love, all in the course of one week.
Alexander Skarsgard, Frank Grillo, Andrea Riseborough, Colin Ford and Michael Nyqvist are already on board to star in Disconnect, directed by Henry-Alex Rubin
The story written by Andrew Stern, follows the characters as their lives are affected, and in some cases destroyed, by the internet and other forms of modern communication.
Jason would play the father of Colin's character.
The Switch star would shoot the films back to back in October and November.
Jason - who recently announced his wife is expecting their second child - is also signed up to star in comedies ID Theft with Melissa McCarthy and The In-Sane Laws with Vince Vaughn.