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Adrien Brody gettyHe bulked up to battle deadly aliens in 'Predators,' but Adrien Brody is a gonna need a whole new set of muscles to take on his next big screen foe: public school ennui.

The Oscar winner has signed to play a substitute high school teacher in the upcoming indie drama 'Detachment,' reports Variety.

Brody joins fellow Oscar winner Marcia Gay Harden, as well as James Caan, Blythe Danner, 'Mad Men' star Christina Hendricks and Lucy Liu in the film, directed by 'American History X' helmer Tony Kaye. 'CSI' vet William Peterson also stars as a controversial history teacher and Vietnam vet. Adrien Brody gettyHe bulked up to battle deadly aliens in 'Predators,' but Adrien Brody is a gonna need a whole new set of muscles to take on his next big screen foe: public school ennui.

The Oscar winner has signed to play a substitute high school teacher in the upcoming indie drama 'Detachment,' reports Variety.

Brody joins fellow Oscar winner Marcia Gay Harden, as well as James Caan, Blythe Danner, 'Mad Men' star Christina Hendricks and Lucy Liu in the film, directed by 'American History X' helmer Tony Kaye. 'CSI' vet William Peterson also stars as a controversial history teacher and Vietnam vet.

'Detachment' chronicles three days in the lives of high school students, their teachers and the school administrators as viewed by Brody's character, Henry Barthes. The usually detached Barthes gets pulled in to the drama unfolding around him when he befriends a homeless teen prostitute.

Production on the Paper Street project is already underway in Queens Long Island.