Jason Bateman has been cast opposite Will Smith in the long-gestating Sony Pictures superhero drama “Tonight, He Comes” reports Variety.
Storyline revolves around a hard-living, middle-aged superhero (Smith) facing an existential crisis and a disillusioned fan base.
Bateman plays a public relations exec who revamps the superhero’s image after being saved — even as the superhero woos the exec’s wife.
Charlize Theron remains in talks to also star. Helmer Peter Berg is to lense this spring for a 2008 release.