James Bobin is currently in talks to lead Clue, the live-action feature version of the Hasbro board game in the works in 20th Century Studios with Ryan Reynolds aboard. The Disney-run studio had been in discussions with Jason Bateman to direct and act in the film, but that’s no longer the situation, Deadline has verified.
Reynolds stays attached to Clue by his highest Effort manufacturing firm, which is growing and developing with Hasbro’s movie branch Allspark Pictures. Additionally, it remains a potential starring vehicle for him.
Reynolds created a tenth making bargain at then-20th Century Fox in ancient 2019 off the achievement of both Deadpool films. Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who composed the initial Deadpool movie, written the script for Clue.
Bateman at December signed to lead Close In, the New Line thriller from first time scribe Melanie Toast, moving from Clue since it might have been too much for him to do it and return to his Netflix string Ozark. He also won an Emmy at the autumn for directing that show, where he stars with Laura Linney and Julia Garner and then launches its own Season 3 in March.
Bobin most recently led Paramount’s Dora and the Lost City of Gold. He previously helmed 2 Muppets films and Alice Through the Looking Glass in Disney.