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Netflix, Aggregate Set Jimmy Warden-scripted Comedy ‘The Chaperone’ As Jason Bateman, Will Speck & Josh Gordon Reteam

EXCLUSIVE: Netflix has landed the comedy The Chaperone,  to be directed and produced by Will Speck and Josh Gordon as a potential star vehicle for Jason Bateman.

Pic will be produced by Bateman and Michael Costigan’s Aggregate Films, with AF’s Amanda Anka also producing. Gordon & Speck will also produce through their Speck Gordon Inc. banner.

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Cocaine Bear’s Jimmy Warden will write the screenplay, and they are keeping plot specifics under wraps.

This marks the third collaboration between Bateman and Speck & Gordon, after they teamed on The Switch and Office Christmas Party.

Aggregate’s Drew Brennan and Speck Gordon’s Eric Fineman will shepherd the pic.

Bateman most recently co-starred in the Ben Affleck-directed Air, and Aggregate produced the Richard Linklater-directed Hit Man, which became the big acquisition of the Toronto Film Festival when Netflix acquired it in a $20 million deal.

Bateman and Speck & Gordon are repped by CAA. Bateman is also Lighthouse’s Aleen Keshishian and Hansen Jacobsen.

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