Justine Bateman has had great directorial success with her short works. “Five Minutes” debuted at last year’s Toronto Film Festival and is an official selection at next month’s Tribeca Film Festival. Now the actress-filmmaker is ready to make her first feature film, with actress Olivia Munn in the leading role.
According to Variety, “Violet” will follow Munn as a film executive who lives according to an internal voice, which will be played by Justin Theroux (“The Leftovers”). As she begins to question her own judgement, she realizes just how far astray this voice has led her. The film also features Anthony Lapaglia (“Without a Trace”) as her boss.
Bateman penned the script, and she will also be producing via her Section 5 banner. Filming is expected to begin sometime this spring.
Bateman earned two Emmy nominations and a Golden Globe nod for her portrayal of Mallory Keaton