Segel, Higgins Love A “Bad Teacher”

Jason Segel (“Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” “I Love You Man”) and John Michael Higgins (“Best in Show,” “The Ugly Truth”) are teaming for the Cameron Diaz comedy “Bad Teacher” at Sony Pictures says the trades.

Diaz plays a foul-mouthed, conniving middle school teacher who romantically pursues the school’s most perfect teacher when her sugar daddy cuts her off.

Lucy Punch plays Amy Squirrel, a fellow teacher who is dating the man in question and comes into conflict with Diaz’s character.

Segel will play the school’s gym teacher, while Higgins plays the principal. Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky penned the script while Jake Kasdan is directing.

Jimmy Miller is producing and shooting kicks off next month in Los Angeles.