Sad news for all those Justin Timberlake fans out there. You’re going to have to wait a few more months to see your favorite pop singer turned SNL comedian turned Oscar-contender again on the big screen.
Sony has pushed back his next film, Bad Teacher, to June 17, 2011. In the comedy, he stars with Cameron Diaz, Lucy Punch, John Michael Higgins, and Jason Segel. The film, written by The Office writers Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg, follows Diaz as a foul-mouthed, bitter, and irrelevant middle-school teacher. A.K.A. a job that means dealing with 12-year-old kids putting their fingers in each others’ ears for eight hours a day.
In the press release, Sony Marketing and Distribution chairman Jeff Blake said he was pretty excited about the film.
“We love how this movie is shaping up, and our early test screenings confirm our confidence,” he said. “We have had tremendous results with summer comedies in the past several years, from Superbad and Step Brothers to Grown Ups and The Other Guys. Summer audiences want movies that will make them laugh out loud and we think Bad Teacher is the perfect choice for older teens and adults who are looking for a film that will make them look at the high school experience and do just that.”
So there you have it. Expect to see Justin Timberlake love your mother next summer.
Source: Sony Pictures Entertainment