The underrated indie The Gift proved Jason Bateman has what it takes to deliver gritty drama, next month in Ozark he will once again show off his dramatic chops. Netflix, where the show will screen, has released the first official clip which shows off that other side of Bateman we don’t see too much off.
When you take a job as a ‘Financial Advisor’ for any criminal cartel and you try to do the ‘dirty’ on them it’s not going to end well. Marty Byrde (Bateman) has pissed off the Mexican cartel and now he’s on the run. This clip shows Marty and his wife Wendy (Laura Linney) preparing to go on the run…
The Byrdes and their teenage kids, Charlotte and Jonah, are, for all intents and purposes, an ordinary family with ordinary lives. Except for the job of Marty, a Chicago financial advisor who also serves as the top money launderer for the second largest drug cartel in Mexico. When things go awry, Marty must uproot his family from the skyscrapers of Chicago and relocate to the lazy lake region of the Missouri Ozarks.
This dark drama, which also stars Esai Morales, Julia Garner, Marc Menchaca, Jason Butler Harner and Harris Yulin, explores capitalism, family dynamics and survival through the eyes of (anything but) ordinary Americans.
Ozark will launch globally on Netflix on July 21, 2017.