About the Film | Bad Words Movie Synopsis | Focus Features

Jason Bateman (Identity Thief) makes his feature directorial debut with the subversive comedy Bad Words.

He 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.

While reporter Jenny Widgeon (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 Chopra (Rohan Chand of Homeland), who is completely unfazed by Guy’s take-no-prisoners approach to life.

Guy Trilby - Jason Bateman

Jenny Widgeon - Kathryn Hahn

Chaitanya Chopra - Rohan Chand

Pete Fowler - Ben Falcone

Dr. Bowman - Philip Baker Hall

Dr. Bernice Deagan - Allison Janney

Producer/Director - Jason Bateman

Writer - Andrew Dodge

Producer - Jeff Culotta

Producer - Sean McKittrick

Producer - Mason Novick