Jason Bateman and Olivia Wilde in new images from The Longest Week
Does anyone else love Jason Bateman as much as I do? I fondly remember him when he participated in the television show Silver Spoons and then turned into a canine in TEEN WOLF TOO and I was of course ecstatic when I saw him reemerge on the much too short lived Arrested Development. Since Arrested Development Jason Bateman has been in countless films and though not all of them are good, they are definitely better because they have Jason Bateman on board. Anything Jason Bateman is in is at least tolerable to watch. Which is why I’ll be looking for one of his next films THE LONGEST WEEK when it hits theaters, we just have to see how well it does at the Cannes Film Festival this week.
THE LONGEST WEEK is directed by Peter Glanz and follows Dylan (Jason Bateman) who is a trust fund baby left to be raised by the staff of his parents hotel at the age of 11 when his mom and dad jet off on a 20 year vacation in Paris. When his parents come back in his 30’s and drop the bomb on him that they are getting divorced, Dylan is forced out on the streets and must reassess his place in life. He ends up rooming with his BFF Conrad (Billy Crudup) and falls in love with a young lady named Beatrice (Olivia Wilde). Unfortunately and unbeknownst to Dylan, Beatrice is Conrad’s girlfriend and Dylan must deal with that whole situation. There’s no release date for THE LONGEST WEEK, though I’m sure we’ll hear something by the end of this month.
Jason Bateman is currently filming IDENTITY THIEF in which he’ll star alongside Melissa McCarthy and Jon Favreau and is set to hit theaters on May 10, 2013. Jason Bateman will also be in the feature film ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT which is exciting but we have no idea where that is in the process. So everyone send good vibes for that to get moving. (The Playlist)