Jake Kasdan to direct 'Bad Teacher'

Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg penned screenplay

Jake Kasdan has signed on to direct the comedy "Bad Teacher" for Columbia Pictures.

Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg sold their original screenplay to the studio last August. It concerns a foul-mouthed seventh grade teacher who is dumped by her sugar daddy and starts to pursue a colleague, which provokes conflict with the school's model teacher.

Jimmy Miller is producing; Sony's Jonathan Kadin and Doug Belgrad are overseeing for the studio.

The Endeavor-repped Kasdan most recently co-wrote and directed "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story" for Columbia. He has also written and directed "The TV Set" and "Zero Effect."

WMA-repped Stupnitsky and Eisenberg have the Sony comedy "Year One," written with director Harold Ramis, hitting theaters in June. The pair is also writing and producing a third installment of "Ghostbusters" for the studio.
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