Jason Bateman - Interview - The Kingdom





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Jason Bateman is an American film and television actor best known for his role as Rip Reed in action film _Smokin' Aces (2007)_ as well as his recurring role as Michael Bluth on the television sitcom "Arrested Development" (2003).

He was born Jason Kent Bateman on January 14, 1969, in Rye, New York, USA. His father, Kent Bateman, is a film and television director and founder of a Hollywood repertory stage company. His mother, Victoria Bateman, was a flight attendant. In 1981, at the age of 12, young Bateman made his debut on television as James Cooper Ingalls in "Little House on the Prairie: Uncle Jed" having appeared in 18 more episodes in one season. In the mid 1980s he became the DGA's youngest-ever director when he directed three episodes of "The Hogan Family" when he was 18 years old. During the 2000s Bateman's film career has been on ascensual trajectory. In 2005 he won the Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy for 'Arrested Development', and received other awards and nominations.

Bateman has been enjoying a happy family life with his wife, actress Amanda Anka, daughter of singer Paul Anka. They wed in Malibu, California, in 2003, their first child, Francesca Nora Bateman, was born in Los Angeles, on October 28, 2006. The Batemans are currently residing in Los Angeles, California.

THE KINGDOM September 28, 2007

Genre: Thriller
Cast: Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Garner, Chris Cooper, Jeremy Piven, Jason Bateman, Ali Suliman, Ashraf Barhoum
Directed by: Peter Berg
Screenplay by: Matthew Michael Carnahan
Based on a Story by: Peter Berg & Matthew Michael Carnahan
Produced by: Michael Mann, Scott Stuber
Producers: Mary Parent, John Cameron, Sarah Aubrey, Steve Saeta

Director Peter Berg, who blisteringly reinterpreted the high-school sports drama with the celebrated Friday Night Lights, producer Michael Mann (Heat, The Insider, The Aviator, Miami Vice), and producer Scott Stuber (You, Me and Dupree, The Break-Up) join Oscar® winner Jamie Foxx in a timely thriller about the explosive clash that happens when Middle East meets West: The Kingdom.

Foxx stars as whip-smart FBI Special Agent Ronald Fleury, who has just received the assignment of his career: assemble an elite team (played by Jennifer Garner, Oscar® winner Chris Cooper and Jason Bateman) and go to Riyadh to hunt down and capture the terrorist mastermind behind a deadly attack on Americans working in Saudi Arabia. The feds have only one week to infiltrate and cripple a cell bent on jihad to western society.

No training could prepare Fleury and his team for the disorienting culture shock they face once inside this scorching foreign land—a byzantine maze of profiteering politicians and storefront terrorists. Bound by handlers who refuse to play ball with the U.S., the agents quickly find the local law enforcement more hindrance than help and soon grow uncertain of anybody's allegiance.

But when a sympathetic Saudi police captain helps them navigate Riyadh politics and investigate the true cause of the attack, Fleury finds an unexpected comrade-in-arms. In their lightning fast attempt to crack the case, the partners' search leads them straight to the killers' front door. Now in a fight for their own lives, two teams on opposite sides of the war on terror won't stop until vengeance is found in The Kingdom.

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