The season's buzziest films from 'Attila' to 'Zero'
21. "Bad Words"
Director: Jason Bateman
Stars: Jason Bateman, Allison Janney, Rachael Harris, Ben Falcone
Why we're excited: Bateman's directorial debut has him playing a man so desperate to find closure after losing a spelling bee as a child that he finds a way to compete as an adult. The buzz on this one is strong and the already R-rated comedy is already a prime target on the acquisition market. The question isn't who will pick it up, but when, for how much and how quickly does it get into theaters?
- Gregory Ellwood