Get ready to watch Jason Bateman flip the “straight guy” character on its head. Having played the same mild-mannered everyman in a number of studio comedies lately, Bad Words looks like a refreshing change. This red-band trailer opens the flood gates to the world of a 40 year-old loudmouth desperate to prove himself after forcing his way into a spelling bee competition.
The trailer lives up to the film’s title, but also gives a glimpse into the relationship between Bateman’s character and youngster Rohan Chand (which very well may rival the Seann William Scott-Bobb’e J. Thompson spitfire chemistry we saw in Role Models.)
Bateman directs a script written by Andrew Dodge, as well as a fantastic cast including Allison Janney, Ben Falcone, Philip Baker Hall and Kathryn Hahn. If you have a distaste for filthy comedies, then this trailer will make you start running for the hills. For the other demo, well…this trailer speaks for itself.
The film will theatres on March 28th, 2014.
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) 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.
Source: The Film Stage