Jason Bateman To Lead Another Netflix Thriller ‘Carry On’
— Updated on 15 June 2023

Jason Bateman To Lead Another Netflix Thriller ‘Carry On’

— Updated on 15 June 2023
Garry Lu
Garry Lu

Jason Bateman has opted to further his longstanding (and extremely fruitful) creative partnership with Netflix post-Ozark by co-starring alongside Taron Egerton in the streamer’s next thriller: Carry On.

The upcoming film – which will be helmed by Jaume Collet-Serra (The Shallows, Jungle Cruise, Black Adam) – has been penned by video game scribe TJ Fixman of Ratchet & Clank fame, with the latest story revisions accomplished by Michael Green, who has slightly more experience with traditional cinema given he’s previously written the likes of Logan, Blade Runner 2049, as well as Collet-Serra’s Jungle Cruise.

According to Deadline, Netflix’s Carry On focuses on Ethan Kopek (Taron Egerton) – a young TSA agent who gets blackmailed by a mysterious traveler to let a dangerous package slip through security and onto a Christmas Day flight. While still unconfirmed, sources close to project claim Bateman has been tapped to play the mysterious traveler.

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While Jason Bateman is clearly enjoying the executive producer + creator era of his career, the Arrested Development alum has also taken centre stage for yet another Netflix project titled Your Place Or Mine – a romantic comedy directed by Aline Brosh McKenna, who penned The Devil Wears Prada – as well as the highly-anticipated Nike biopic co-written and starring Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, directed by the latter.

“The as-yet-untitled sports marketing film will tell the incredible story of how Sonny Vaccaro (portrayed by Matt Damon) – a maverick sneaker salesman – led a fledgling running shoe company called Nike in its pursuit of the most transformative athlete in the history of sports: Michael Jordan,” explained Matt Grobar of Deadline.

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“Ben Affleck will portray Nike co-founder Phil Knight in the story surrounding Nike’s longshot effort to sign Jordan to its shoe company in the mid-80s, an endorsement that seemed impossible at the time but would become the most significant relationship between an athletic brand and an athlete and launched the global, multi-billion-dollar contemporary sneaker industry.”

Reports indicated Michael Jordan himself will be framed as a giant mythic figure “hovering above the movie” and never actually depicted, while Damon’s Sonny attempts to reach him by “gaining access to those close to him and around him.”

Back to the matter of Carry On, set to be co-produced between Netflix and Amblin Entertainment, stay tuned for news on both additional casting and a release date.

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Garry Lu
After stretching his legs with companies such as The Motley Fool and the odd marketing agency, Garry joined Boss Hunting in 2019 as a fully-fledged Content Specialist. In 2021, he was promoted to News Editor. Garry proudly retains a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, black bruises from Muay Thai, as well as a black belt in all things pop culture. Drop him a line at [email protected]


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