Jason Bateman To Helm “Bad Words”

Jason Bateman is in negotiations to make his feature directing debut on the indie comedy “Bad Words” at Aggregate Films and Darko Entertainment reports Variety.

Bateman will likely play a bitter thirtysomething who uses a loophole in the system to enter a national kids’ spelling bee.

Andrew Dodge penned the screenplay while Bateman, Mason Novick, Sean McKittrick, Ted Hamm and Jeff Culotta will produce.