Bateman organises a Game Night

Jason Bateman is to star in dark comedy Game Night.

The Juno actor will act in and co-produce the ensemble movie, which is said to be in the vein of Horrible Bosses, reported Deadline.

Written by Mark Perez, the story focuses on a group of couples who meet up regularly to play games, but one deadly night soon turns into a murder mystery.

Jason will next be seen in crime comedy Identity Thief with Melissa McCarthy and is set to reprise his role for the Horrible Bosses sequel.

He is also making his directorial debut with comedy Bad Words, which will star himself along with Allison Janney and Kathryn Hahn.