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Jason Bateman Eyeing Directorial Debut

US actor Jason Bateman poses during a photocall for the movie "The Change-Up" presented at the 37th US Film Festival, in Deauville, nortwestern France, on September 4, 2011. AFP PHOTO KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

Jason Bateman is considering Bad Words, a 2011 Black List-honored script by Andrew Dodge, for his feature directorial debut. Bateman's DumbDumb production company would mount the project and he would likely star, Variety reports. An indie comedy, the film will detail "a bitter thirtysomething who uses a loophole in the system to enter a national kids' spelling bee."

Photo: KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/2011 AFP