Jason Bateman is set to direct Nicole Kidman's new film The Family Fang.

The Horrible Bosses actor will also star in the movie based on Kevin Wilson's book of the same name, about two performance artists who force their children to participate in their strange events, according to Deadline.com.

Producers Leslie Urdang and Per Saari say, "No filmmaker can better realise this heartbreaking and funny story than Jason Bateman. This is a dream collaboration."

This will be the second directorial venture for Bateman - his first venture behind the camera, Bad Words, debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival in Canada in September (13).