April 28, 2008 / 5:24 AM / 10 years ago

Judge, Bateman team up for comedy

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.

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

“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

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