'Learning' experience for 3


NEW YORK -- Eva Longoria, Jason Biggs and Rob Corddry will topline the elementary school comedy "Lower Learning" for distributors Anchor Bay Entertainment and Starz Media.

Writer-director Mark Lafferty's feature debut stars Longoria as a school inspector tracking scandalous allegations about a shady principal (Corddry). Teaming with her old flame -- a former cop-turned-vice principal (Biggs) -- she attempts to bring him down with the help of some disgruntled students. Corddry's "Daily Show" co-star Ed Helms, Kyle Gass and Monica Potter co-star.

The Starz Media and Ambush Entertainment production begins principal photography this month and is set for U.S. theatrical release by Anchor Bay early next year and a 2008 international release by parent company Starz. Anchor Bay also will handle home video.

Matt Leutwyler and Sim Sarna are producing with executive producers Scott D. Greenberg, Karen Bailey and Kent Rice of Starz and Miranda Bailey of Ambush. Anchor Bay vp acquisitions Mark Ward brought the project to Starz.