With the return of Arrested Development later this year, Jason Bateman (Horrible Bosses) is going to be a busy man but that doesn’t mean he will pass up on his chance to make his feature directorial debut.Variety reports that the actor is set to direct and star in the indie comedy Bad Words, from a Black List script by Andrew Dodge (Tyro).
The movie will center on a bitter thirty-something man who uses a rule loophole to enter a national spelling bee competition for children. More particularly, the story follows his relationships with a female reporter and a young Indian contestant.
Bateman isn’t a total stranger to the director’s chair, having helmed a few episodes of Arrested Development and Family Matters. The project certainly sounds like something Bateman would get involved with so let’s hope he is as talented extracting laughs behind the camera as he is in front of it. The actor is currently shooting Seth Gordon’s The Identity Thief, alongside Melissa McCarthy.
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