There's something about Cameron Diaz in a raunchy comedy.

Diaz will star in 'Bad Teacher,' in which the striking blond will play a middle-school teacher who has the hots for a fellow teacher, according to a report in Variety. There's something about Cameron Diaz in a raunchy comedy.

Diaz will star in 'Bad Teacher,' in which the striking blond will play a middle-school teacher who has the hots for a fellow teacher, according to a report in Variety.

The movie is scripted by 'The Office' writers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, and Jake Kasdan ('Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story') will direct. Production on the Columbia Pictures project is set to begin in the spring.

Diaz, 37, is quite the busy lady these days, presently working on three high-profile movies: 'The Green Hornet,' 'Shrek Forever After,' and 'Knight and Day.'

As for 'Bad Teacher,' we're sensing a hit here. This could be the moment when Diaz delves back into her screwball comedy mode, exhibited brilliantly in movies such as 'There's Something About Mary' and even 'Charlie's Angels.' Diaz, when she wants it, has impeccable comedic timing that is at once sexy and hilarious, a rare combination. She's kind of like a modern Gracie Allen, but more active on screen and decidedly easier to look at.

Diaz, we feel, has chosen roles that do not suit her talent as a physical comedian in recent years. Family dramas like 'In Her Shoes' and 'My Sister's Keeper' and bland rom-coms like 'What Happens in Vegas' did not distinguish her.

Eisenberg and Stupnitsky, as evidenced by their work on 'The Office,' have an ear for smart and comedic dialogue and an eye for visually funny stuff. Let class begin.


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