Jason Bateman makes his directorial debut with the subversive comedy, BAD WORDS.
Bateman stars as Guy Trilby, a 40-year old who finds a loophole in the rules of the National Quill Spelling Bee and decides to cause trouble by hijacking the competition. Contest officials, outraged parents, and overly ambitious 8th graders are no match for Guy, as he ruthlessly crushes their dreams of victory and fame.
As a reporter attempts to discover his true motivation, Guy finds himself forging an unlikely alliance with a competitor: awkward 10-year old Chaitanya (Rohan Chand of ‘Homeland’), who is completely unfazed by Guy’s take-no-prisoners approach to life.
Distributor: Focus Features
Release Date: March 21, 2014
Starring: Jason Bateman, Kathryn Hahn, Philip Baker Hall, and Allison Janney
Directed by: Jason Bateman
Produced by: Jason Bateman, Jeff Culotta, Ted Hamm, Sean McKittrick, and Mason Novick
Written by: Andrew Dodge
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