After winning an Emmy for his directing his Netflix series Ozark, Jason Bateman is reportedly in talks for the directing gig on 20th Century Fox’s remake of the film Clue starring Ryan Reynolds.

Fresh from Sunday’s Emmy win for Best Directing in a Drama Series for Netflix’s Ozark, Jason Bateman is in early talks direct Ryan Reynolds in Clue, the live-action feature adaptation of the Hasbro board game for Fox/Disney. Bateman also plans to star in the film, though it’s early going.

Bateman, who won the Emmy for the Ozark episode “Reparations,” will develop the Clue script with Reynolds, who’s producing through his Maximum Effort banner, along with Allspark Pictures, the film division of Hasbro.

The film had a script penned by Deadpool writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese but seemingly will land some rewrites from Reynolds and Bateman.

Jason may also have a role in the film as well.

Originally, the idea was to make an R-rated version of Clue and that likely could still be the plan.

Based on the popular board game, this comedy begins at a dinner party hosted by Mr. Boddy (Lee Ving), where he admits to blackmailing his visitors. These guests, who have been given aliases, are Mrs. Peacock (Eileen Brennan), Miss Scarlet (Lesley Ann Warren), Mr. Green (Michael McKean), professor Plum (Christopher Lloyd), Mrs. White (Madeline Kahn) and Col. Mustard (Martin Mull). When Boddy turns up murdered, all are suspects, and together they try to figure out who is the killer.

SOURCE: DEADLINE

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