First Images from THE ENGLISH TEACHER Starring Julianne Moore, Greg Kinnear, Lily Collins, and Michael Angarano

     March 12, 2013

julianne-moore-the-english-teacher-slice

The first images from director Craig Zisk’s (The Big C) comedy The English Teacher have been released.  The film stars Julianne Moore as a high school English teacher whose life takes a turn when one of her favorite students (Michael Angarano) returns to his hometown as a failed playwright.  The teacher convinces her former pupil to stage the unproduced play at her school, and all does not go according to plan.  The film sounds like a nice character-centric piece, and I’m interested to see what kind of tone Zisk has settled on when a trailer comes our way.

Hit the jump to take a look at the images.  The film also stars Lily Collins, Greg Kinnear, and Nathan LaneThe English Teacher opens on May 17th.

Click to enlarge.

the-english-teacher-julianne-moore-greg-kinnear

the-english-teacher-lily-collins-michael-angarano

julianne-moore-the-english-teacher

Here’s the official synopsis for The English Teacher:

Linda Sinclair (Julianne Moore) is a forty-year-old unmarried high school English teacher in the small town of Kingston, Pennsylvania.  She shares a small apartment with two Siamese cats and her rich collection of great literature.  She maintains no close personal relationships aside from those she has with her favorite authors and stories. Her life is far less complicated than the dramas she devours on the page, and she likes it that way.

But Linda’s simple life turns an unexpected page when former star pupil Jason Sherwood (Michael Angarano) returns to Kingston after trying to make it as a playwright in New York.   Now in his 20s, Jason is on the verge of abandoning art, pressured by his overbearing father, Dr. Tom Sherwood (Greg Kinnear), to face reality and go to law school. Linda can’t stand the thought of Jason giving up on his dreams so she decides to mount his play – a dark, angst-ridden, ambitious work – as a Kingston High School production, with flamboyant drama teacher Carl Kapinas (Nathan Lane) directing.

As Linda, now well out of her normal comfort zone, takes further risks in life and love, the stage is set for highly comic downfall. With the play, her reputation, and her teaching career on the line, Linda finds an unlikely ally in herself. Amidst the ruins of her formerly perfect life, can she find a way to her own unique storybook ending?

Around The Web

Latest News

Kevin Spacey & Adrien Brody Talk Directors, Collaboration at Jameson First Shot

The short film competition this weekend announced its three winners: Stephan Tempier, Mark Middlewick & Travis Calvert

Our Favorite “AMERICAN” Movies

With “American” in the title, it can’t be bad.

BLACK PANTHER: Ava DuVernay Passes on Directing the Marvel Film

The 'Selma' filmmaker says she and Marvel had different ideas about what a 'Black Panther' movie should be.

High-Res Presentation Reel Reveals the JOHN CARTER that Could Have Been

This actually looks awesome.

BATMAN V SUPERMAN Scenes Include a Rainy Rooftop Battle and Solemn Chats with Alfred

Get ready for some more crash-bang destruction, now with twice the superheroes!

Skydance CEO & COO David Ellison and Dana Goldberg and Director Alan Taylor Talk TERMINATOR GENISYS

The director and producers talk first cut, deleted scenes, what they learned from friends and family screenings, Easter eggs, and more.

Disney’s 9 Most Wicked Animated Villains

Haleigh, Matt, and Dave single out their picks for best Disney Animated villains, ranging from Snow White's Evil Queen to Hercules' sassy ruler of the Underworld.

New ANT-MAN Trailer Disses the Iron Man Armor

Hank Pym believes that a suit designed to make someone shrink down to the size of an ant isn't “cute technology”.

Matt Bomer on MAGIC MIKE XXL, the WHITE COLLAR Ending, Shane Black, and More

The actor discusses his adoration for 'Kiss Kiss Bang Bang's Gay Perry, working with Black on 'The Nice Guys', and how 'E.T.' made a strong impression on him as a child.

SELF/LESS: Four Clips & Behind-the-Scenes Footage Reveal the Side Effects of Death

The new 'Self/less' clips finally show off some of Tarsem's signature flair.

Page 1 of 4,02712345...102030...Last »
echo ' '; ?>