Jason Bateman and Amy Poehler to star in The Heartbreak Kid
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jason Bateman and Amy Poehler have signed on to star in The Heartbreak Kid for DreamWorks Pictures.
The story centers on a man (Bateman) who is convinced that he has finally met the right girl and marries too quickly. While on his honeymoon and in the process of discovering that his new bride (Poehler) is a nightmare, he meets the girl of his dreams. Scott Armstrong and Leslie Dixon are writing the screenplay for producers Radar Pictures and Davis Entertainment.
James Bobin is set to direct the film, replacing Barry Sonnenfeld, who fell off the project late last year. Bateman recently won a Golden Globe for his performance on the Fox series Arrested Development. His big-screen credits include Starsky & Hutch and Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story. Poehler's credits include Mean Girls and Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo.