'Bad Teacher' Writers & Director Jake Kasdan Reunite for New Comedy

October 19, 2011
Source: Deadline

Jake Kasdan

After the writing duo of Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg ("The Office") and director Jake Kasdan (the Orange Country director above) turned the $30 million R-rated comedy Bad Teacher into a hit summer comedy that raked in $215 million worldwide, it's no surprise that Sony Pictures wants to get the trio back together again for another project. Deadline reports the three talents are teaming up for a new untitled comedy following a Supercuts manager who advises his best friend to break off his engagement only to unexpectedly fall in love with the devastated fiance thus testing his friendship and this new romance.

With the success of Bad Teacher, there's been rumblings of the studio maybe wanting a Bad Teacher sequel, but I just don't think that's necessary. But it'd be nice if this new film made better use of Jason Segel, who stole nearly every scene he was in throughout the Cameron Diaz led comedy. Otherwise, the other sequel that Stupnitsky and Eisenberg worked on, Ghostbusters III, which is also set up at Sony Pictures, hasn't made any progress beyond Bill Murray not being very thrilled about it. Personally, I'd rather see the writing team continue to craft original comedies rather than force a franchise sequel that might not work.

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