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Mike Judge prepping comedy film with Jason Bateman and Kristen Wiig

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Maybe three’s the magic number for Mike Judge. The talented but unlucky writer-director, whose last two films (Office Space and Idiocracy) were ignored by moviegoers, is assembling a new comedy called Extract, which centers on a flower-extract plant owner (played by Jason Bateman) who’s facing a stream of bad luck, including workplace issues and a cheating wife. Sources tell EW.com that Saturday Night Live‘s Kristen Wiig, who just landed a role in Drew Barrymore’s Roller Derby movie Whip It!, is in negotiations to play the cuckolding spouse, while Forgetting Sarah Marshall star Mila Kunis is in early talks to play one of the plant employees. Production is set to begin in August, pending the potential actors’ strike and Wiig’s SNL schedule.

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