Jason Bateman is typically entertaining in everything he does. It doesn’t matter if it’s a comedy or a drama, he finds a way to put a smile on your face and for his latest project he’ll get some on screen help from fellow smart ass Ryan Reynolds. According to Deadline Hollywood both actors have signed on to star in a comedy called Change Up.
Change Up fits in the genre of body-switching films like Freaky Friday and 13 Going on 30 except it won’t involve a teenage girl. It will be directed by David Dobkin from a script written by The Hangover scribes Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. That combination must have been a heavy incentive for Reynolds who was originally being courted to star in a supernatural comedy for Universal called, RIPD but he jumped ship when he noticed Change Up was given top priority.
In the film, “Bateman plays a family man who accidentally swaps bodies with his best friend, a single slacker actor played by Reynolds. Each gets a glimpse at what he missed, and an appreciation of what he had.” Typically, rehashed movie scenarios bore me to tears but seeing these two on screen together might be magic waiting to happen. Both have great comedic timing and can pull off witty dialogue. With The Hangover writers on board, they may have another major hit on their hands.
What do you think of Bateman and Reynolds co-starring in a movie? Do you think they’ll make a good team?