Judge, Bateman team up for comedy

Mon Apr 28, 2008 1:22am EDT
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By Gregg Goldstein and Borys Kit

NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - "Office Space" director Mike Judge will team up with "Juno" co-star Jason Bateman for another feature that mines the workplace for comic material.

"Extract" follows a flower extract plant owner (Bateman) dealing with workplace issues and a stream of bad luck, including his wife's affair with a gigolo.

Judge previously satirized the workplace in the 1999 cult classic "Office Space," while his 2006 film "Idiocracy" took on the dumbing-down of American society.

The new project, which Judge also wrote, is set up at Miramax Films. He is perhaps best known for creating the animated classics "Beavis and Butt-head" and "King of the Hill."

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

<p>Jason Bateman arrives to attend the premiere of the film "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium" in New York November 11, 2007. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson</p>