Jason Bateman may be headed for a major hit if he joins the cast of Jaume Collet-Serra’s new thriller continue. According to Deadlinethat Ozark star negotiates to play together Taron Egerton in the Netflix and Amblin film, in which Collet-Serra directed.
continue revolves around Ethan Kopek (Egerton), a young TSA agent who is blackmailed by a mysterious traveler into letting a dangerous package slip through security and onto a Christmas Day flight. Ho ho ho, boy! So much for the friendly skies, eh? Allowing a package like that to be loaded onto an overcrowded plane is a surefire way to land yourself on Santa’s naughty list. Don’t do that, Ethan!
The nature of Bateman’s role is unconfirmed. However, Deadline hears that if and when he signs up, Batmen may play the villainous traveler, hoping to get Kopek in on his plot to give everyone a bumpy sky holiday gift. Bateman and Netflix already have a bosom-buddy relationship thanks to Bateman’s chart-topping drama series Ozark. It makes sense that Netflix would have Bateman on speed dial for a juicy role like this.
Amblim president of production Holly Bario is overseeing the project, with Brian Williams executive producing through Dylan Clark Productions. Scott Greenberg and Seth William Meier are also producing.
Both leading men in their own right, Egerton and Bateman could make for a dynamic duo when continue coming to Netflix. With travel more nightmarish than ever thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic, the idea of a mysterious package slipping through the cracks is all too real. I’m not sure it’s a wise choice to increase people’s paranoia about air travel, but this is Hollywood, baby! Putting the audience at the heart of extreme situations is what it’s all about.
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