Family Fang trailer: Dysfunction is an art in Jason Bateman film
Everyone’s parents are weird in their own way, but not everyone’s parents are weird for a living. Such is the case for Jason Bateman and Nicole Kidman’s sibling characters in the first trailer for The Family Fang, which debuts exclusively via EW.
Based on Kevin Wilson’s tragicomic novel, the film stars Bateman and Kidman as Baxter and Annie Fang, the adult children of two celebrated New York performance artists (played by Christopher Walken and Maryann Plunkett) who made a career staging elaborate pranks and often enlisted their kids to help out.
Needless to say the unconventional upbringing left some marks — not that Walken’s patriarch, Caleb, is apologetic.
“You think we damaged you,” he says in the trailer. “You have kids, you’re going to damage them. That’s what parents do. So what?!”
Things take another turn when the Fang parents disappear under mysterious circumstances. Foul play or fine art? Only time will tell.
Directed by Bateman, The Family Fang opens April 29 in New York and goes nationwide May 6. Watch the trailer above, and check out the exclusive poster below.