Jason Bateman is set to both star in and direct Nicole Kidman in the film adaptation of Kevin Wilson's novel "The Family Fang" for QED.
The story follows a couple of performance artists who routinely sucked their kids into taking part in a variety of bizarre events.
When the resentful fully grown children return home, they are unwittingly enlisted to help in the execution of a daring and mysterious final performance by their parents.
David Lindsay-Abaire is adapting the script, while Kidman, Leslie Urdang, Per Saari and Dean Vanech will produce. Shooting will take place sometime next year.
Bateman made his directorial debut on the comedy "Bad Words" which premiered in Toronto ahead of a release early next year.