We’ve got 15 new images from Jason Bateman’s feature directorial debut Bad Words to share with you today. Bateman also stars in the comedy as Guy Trilby, a 40-year-old who exploits a loophole to compete in a national spelling bee competition. The crux of the film is the relationship between Trilby and a naïve, 10-year-old contestant named Chaitanya (Rohan Chand), as the two strike up a rapport despite Trilby’s mean-spirited nature. Watch the red-band trailer here, and check out Matt’s review from TIFF 2013.
Also starring Kathryn Hahn, Allison Janney, Ben Falcone, and Philip Baker Hall, Bad Words opens in theaters in limited release on March 14th, expanding March 21st, and eventually going wide on March 28th. Hit the jump to check out the images.
Take a look at the new images from Bad Words below:
Here’s the official synopsis for Bad Words:
Jason Bateman (Identity Thief) makes his feature directorial debut with the subversive comedy Bad Words. Mr. Bateman stars as Guy Trilby, a 40-year-old who finds a loophole in the rules of The Golden Quill national 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 (Kathryn Hahn of We’re the Millers) 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.