Jason Bateman Takes the Reins: Directing Supernatural Western ‘The Pinkerton’ for Warner Bros & Bad Robot


Geek Alert! Get ready to saddle up for a wild ride with the upcoming film, “The Pinkerton”, directed by the one and only, Jason Bateman. This supernatural western hybrid is a highly anticipated project for Bad Robot, who acquired the rights to the film two years ago. The film was sold as a spec by the talented Daniel Casey, who wrote the fast-paced, action-packed movie “F9”.

This is a big moment for Bad Robot, as “The Pinkerton” is their first original film project since they signed a major deal with Warner Bros. Jason Bateman and Michael Costigan will be executive producers, while the dynamic duo of JJ Abrams and Hannah Minghella will be at the helm as producers.

For those unfamiliar with the Pinkertons, they were a legendary private security guard and detective agency established in the U.S. by Scotsman Allan Pinkerton back in 1850. Pinkerton rose to fame after claiming to have prevented a plot to assassinate President-elect Abraham Lincoln, who later hired Pinkerton agents to protect him during the Civil War.

With his impressive directing credits, including “Bad Words” and “The Family Fang,” and numerous awards for his work on “Ozark,” including two Emmys and two SAG Awards, Jason Bateman is the perfect choice to bring this supernatural western to life. Get ready to experience a genre-bending tale of revenge like never before!


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