Jason Bateman Joins 'Office Space' Creator's Workplace

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Jason Bateman will star in "Extract," a new workplace comedy feature from "Office Space" auteur Mike Judge.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, "Extract" is set up at Miramax through Ternion Productions, a new shingle created by "King of the Hill" writer-producers Judge, John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky.

Bateman will play the owner of a flower extract plant (of the "factory" variety, not the "flora" variety), a man dealing with a wide variety of problems, both professional and personal.

A box office disappointment on its initial 1999 release, Judge's "Office Space" has developed a devoted following in ancillary markets. A box office dud in its half-hearted 2006 release, Judge's "Idiocracy" is still trying to find a similar devoted following.

Most recently seen in "Juno" and "The Kingdom," Bateman has "Hancock" coming out this summer and "State of Play" hitting theaters next spring.

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