Jason Bateman to Make Movie About Portlander Who Sold Stock in Himself

The film, IPO Man, is based on Mike Merrill, a tech entrepreneur who put himself on the open market in 2008.


Movies & Television
Back in 2008, Portlander Mike Merrill launched a novel project: The tech entrepreneur, then 30, sold shares of himself on the open market. Now his stunt will become a movie, directed by and starring Jason Bateman.According to Deadline, Fox Searchlight announced that it’s acquired a 2013 Wired magazine article about Merrill. "On January 26, 2008, a 30-year-old part-time entrepreneur named Mike ...   More
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All the President's Bloggers: State of Play Reviewed

Both State of Play and 17 Again were screened on Tuesday night two hours after WW print deadlines, timing which is especially incongruous in the case of the first movie. I could only attend one showing, so a review of Zac Efron will have to wait until Monday. Meanwhile, here's… State of Play The only way the new Russell Crowe picture could appeal more brazenly to the print journalists ...   More
Friday, April 17, 2009 AARON MESH

Turkey Baster Bop: The Switch

Due to a conflict with Jennifer Aniston's fertility cycle, The Switch was not screened for critics by WW press deadlines. On the list of things I want to do, watching Jennifer Aniston get busy with a turkey baster full of shanghaied sperm ranks low on my agenda. But, lucky for me and for viewers of the genuinely endearing new comedy The Switch, the stealthy swapper in question is Jason Bateman, ...   More
Friday, August 20, 2010 KELLY CLARKE


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