Justin Timberlake has scored the lead male role in the comedy “Bad Teacher” at Sony Pictures.
Cameron Diaz plays a foul-mouthed, conniving middle school teacher whose sugar daddy cuts her off so she romantically pursues a substitute teacher (Timberlake) who is the heir to a watch fortune.
The teacher however is already in a relationship with a colleague (Lucy Punch) and soon the claws are out. Jason Segel, John Michael Higgins, Molly Shannon and Eric Stonestreet also star.
Timberlake and Diaz dated for years but broke it off in 2007. Timberlake beat out the likes of John Krasinski, Joel McHale, Timothy Olyphant, Guy Pearce, Adam Scott and Cheyenne Jackson for the role.
Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky penned the script, Jimmy Miller is producing and Jake Kasdan is directing. Shooting kicks off later this month in Los Angeles.