The very funny Jason Segel and John Michael Higgins are in negotiations to star alongside Cameron Diaz in the raunchy comedy Bad Teacher. The film, “centers on a foulmouthed, gold-digging middle-school teacher who, after getting dumped by her boyfriend, competes with a colleague for the affections of the school’s model teacher.”
Surprisingly, Jason Segel will not play the model teacher despite the actor’s affability. Instead, THR reports that he’ll play the school’s gym teacher, a role where he’ll most likely still be hilarious. In a less surprising turn, Higgins will play the school’s principal, “Wally Snur.” I would like to take this moment to note that Higgins is one of the funniest actors in Hollywood. Even in terrible movies he manages to get at least one or two laughs.
Writers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky (Year One) penned the script with Jake Kasdan (Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story) directing. Filming is set to begin next month in Los Angeles.