Laura Linney is set to star opposite Jason Bateman in Netflix’s drama seriesOzark from Media Rights Capital. Bateman also serves as executive producer and director.
Grounded in reality and money-centric, this present-day story revolves around financial planner Marty Bird (Bateman), his wife Wendy (Linney) and their family’s sudden relocation from the suburbs of Chicago to a summer resort community in the Missouri Ozarks. Rather than the familiar skyscrapers and trading floors, Ozarkexplores capitalism, family dynamics and survival through the eyes of anything-but-ordinary Americans. The series will premiere worldwide on Netflix in 2017.
Bill Dubuque (The Judge) created the series and will executive produce alongside showrunner Chris Mundy (Hell on Wheels, Criminal Minds) and Bateman. The series is produced by Aggregate in association with Media Rights Capital for Netflix.
Oscar-, Tony- and BAFTA-nominated Linney stars in Michael Grandage’s film Geniusand recently wrapped Clint Eastwood’s Sully, Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals and Oren Moverman’s The Dinner. Ozark marks Linney’s first TV role since she starred in and produced Showtime’s The Big C, for which she won an Emmy and Golden Globe Award. Following Ozark, Linney will star in The Little Foxes, which will be directed by Daniel Sullivan at Manhattan Theatre Club.