Columbia Pictures has released a red band trailer for Bad Teacher and — oh, my! I’m sure I’ve seen red band trailers with more debauchery, but this one packed a punch. As the titular bad teacher, Cameron Diaz whips through the comedy like a tornado, and the supporting cast — including Justin Timberlake, Jason Segel, Phyllis Smith, and Lucy Punch — appears content as both sounding board and target for her cynical destruction. There is a wisp of plot, in which Diaz ups her game to win a teaching bonus so that she can afford the breast implants that would apparently appeal to Timberlake. But no, this is primarily Diaz cashing in on her sweetheart reputation in the filthiest way she can think of. We can only hope Bad Teacher finally gives director Jake Kasdan (Walk Hard, Freaks and Geeks) the monster hit he deserves.
So hide the kids from Princess Fiona’s dirty, dirty mouth, and watch the trailer after the break.
Bad Teacher opens on June 24. Via Myspace:
Some teachers just don’t give an F. For example, there’s Elizabeth (Cameron Diaz). She’s foul-mouthed, ruthless, and inappropriate. She drinks, she gets high, and she can’t wait to marry her meal ticket and get out of her bogus day job. When she’s dumped by her fiancé, she sets her plan in motion to win over a rich, handsome substitute (Justin Timberlake) – competing for his affections with an overly energetic colleague, Amy (Lucy Punch). When Elizabeth also finds herself fighting off the advances of a sarcastic, irreverent gym teacher (Jason Segel), the consequences of her wild and outrageous schemes give her students, her coworkers, and even herself an education like no other.