Posted on Friday, April 19th, 2013 by Angie Han
Bad Teacher turned out to be a big smash hit for Sony, grossing over ten times its modest $20 million box office budget. Those are the kind of numbers that usually give rise to a sequel — and while there aren’t any plans right now to make one (or at least not yet), there is a reunion brewing for the trio at its center.
Cameron Diaz has entered early talks to re-team with her Bad Teacher director Jake Kasdan and co-star Jason Segel for Sex Tape, which is also being distributed by Sony. Diaz, along with several other actresses, was rumored for the lead a while back but now she’s inching closer to an actual deal. Hit the jump to keep reading.
Segel’s been attached to star in Sex Tape since 2011, when his Muppets director Nicholas Stoller was in talks to helm. The project ultimately didn’t fit into Stoller’s schedule, but Kasdan boarded a few months later. Reese Witherspoon was initially named as Sony’s top pick, with Amy Adams, Emily Blunt, Rose Byrne, and Jennifer Garner also in the mix.
The Black List script, by Kate Angelo, concerns a married couple who decide to spend a romantic night away from the kids. In an effort to spice things up in the bedroom, they make a sex tape. When they wake up the next morning the tape has disappeared, and a mad dash to recover it ensues. The raunchy comic material should make a good fit for the Bad Teacher trio.
Diaz wrapped Ridley Scott’s The Counselor with Michael Fassbender and Brad Pitt not too long ago, and also has the Coen Bros.-scripted Gambit due out later this year. Next on her shooting schedule is Nick Cassevetes’ The Other Woman, which also stars Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Leslie Mann, and Kate Upton.
Bad Teacher, meanwhile, may yet live on on the small screen. CBS ordered a comedy pilot based on the same premise earlier this year, with Ari Graynor in the lead role.