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Kathryn Hahn and Allison Janney Join Jason Bateman’s Spelling Bee Comedy

Jason Bateman is about to start directing his first movie, and he just added a ton of people to the cast. We reported previously that Bateman will direct and star in Bad Words, in which he’ll play an adult high school drop-out entering a children’s spelling bee. According to Deadline, Allison Janney, Kathryn Hahn, Phillip Baker Hall, Ben Falcone (Melissa McCarthy’s real-life husband), and kid actor Rohan Chandz have all joined the cast. Janney and Hall will portray angry leaders of the spelling bee group and Chandz will play a a nerdy spelling bee competitor who Bateman befriends and probably teaches to believe in himself or something like that.


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