Columbia Pictures Announces 'Bad Teacher 2' Now in Development
by Ethan Anderton
June 20, 2013
Following the success of the R-rated comedy Bad Teacher pulling in over $216 million worldwide, there were rumblings that the film starring Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel and Justin Timberlake might be getting a sequel. Now official word has come from Columbia Pictures that the studio has begun development on the sequel with the original film's director Jake Kasdan back behind the camera, and a script from rising writer Justin Malen, but Diaz still needs to finalize a deal to return. Writers Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg will produce the sequel with Jimmy Miller (Step Brothers, Anchorman).
Rounding up Diaz and Segel for the sequel shouldn't be too hard since Kasdan is currently working with the two actors on the comedy Sex Tape. President of Production, Hannah Minghella, says, "We're excited that Jake will be returning to develop and helm the sequel. We love Justin's take on the material – it hits all the notes that made the first film such a breakthrough hit and also takes the characters in a new direction that is fresh and fun." Comedy sequels are always tricky, and we're not sure where a sequel to what seemed like a standalone comedy could go, but we're hoping for the best.