Justin Timberlake to date a Bad Teacher

Back in 2008, Justin Timberlake appeared in an ad for Pepsi during the Super Bowl, shilling their “stuff” program where you traded points or bottle caps or something like that for .mp3s, TV, etc. It was well-received and added yet another feather to his comedic cap.

It looks like that entire chapeau is ready for its debut as Timberlake will be joining the cast of Bad Teacher which also stars former girlfriend Cameron Diaz (Knight and Day) and Lucy Punch (You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger). Diaz will play the eponymous gold-digging seventh grade teacher who goes after rich-boy substitute teacher Timberlake who is already dating her colleague Punch.

Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky (Year One) are the screenwriters behind this comedy while Jake Kasdan (Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story) is directing and Columbia Pictures is distributing. Other members of the cast will include Molly Shannon, Eric Stonestreet, Jason Segal, and John Michael Higgins.

If there’s anything I do admire about Cameron Diaz, it’s that she’s got a great sense of comedic timing. I also like the fact that Justin Timberlake isn’t above having a little fun at his own image’s expense (“Dick in a Box,” anyone?). Put these two stars together in a comedy, and I can’t wait to see what happens.

And who knows? Maybe they’ll even get back together!

Posted on March 3, 2010 at 07:12 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink
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