Leading up to its SXSW screening next month, Indiewire is pleased to exclusively premiere stills from Jason Bateman’s directorial debut ,”Bad Words.” The photos all feature Bateman, who, in addition to his behind-the-camera work, stars in the foul-mouthed comedy alongside Allison Janney, Kathryn Hahn and Phillip Baker Hall.
In the film, Bateman stars as a vulgar adult competing in children’s spelling bees thanks to a bizarre loophole (he technically never passed the 8th grade). He soon comes to befriend an awkward little boy (Rohan Chand of “Homeland”) that he takes under his wing in albeit unconventional ways (think Billy Bob in “Bad Santa”).
“Bad Words” opens in select theaters on March 14 and expands across the country on March 21st and March 28th. Bateman will also be speaking at SXSW. More info here.