Justin Timberlake joins cast of Sony's 'Bad Teacher'

Justin Timberlake sure doesn’t have much time for music with his movie career taking off. Fresh off his role in David Fincher’s upcoming Facebook movie The Social Network, Timberlake has signed on opposite Cameron Diaz and Jason Segal in the comedy Bad Teacher from director Jake Kasdan (Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story). He will play a substitute teacher, the scion of a watch company fortune. Also joining the cast of the movie that centers on Segal’s character, an irreverent middle school teacher, are Molly Shannon and Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family’s Cameron.) The film written by Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky begins production later this month.

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  • Dan

    hasn’t Justin already realized that he cannot act?

    • Momo

      I don’t think he’s that bad at all. I don’t believe he’ll win an oscar any time soon, but in some of the stuff I’ve seen him in (Alpha Dogs, even Shrek) he’s quite believable.

    • Skeebo

      Have U ever watched him on SNL.He was the best part of The love guru.

      • DUSTIN

        And the best part of Southland Tales

    • Monty

      Submitted to back up my upcoming statement:
      Black Snake Moan
      Alpha Dog
      The Southland Tales
      SNL
      Despite the fact that I don’t care for much of his music, and couldn’t care less that he brought sexy back, he is a sharp actor that far too many people underestimate. As much as I would like to agree with you, his acting work is very good.

    • Glen

      Nah man, he was awesome in alpha dog. Dont know what weed u’re on

    • mickey

      He’s actually been the best part of most of the movies he’s done. It’s the movies that haven’t been the greatest not Justin. He should be good in a romantic comedy and the sparks should be good since it’s with Cameron. Can’t wait to see it. Timberlake is a workaholic too. He can still work on music and do this at the same time.

  • Joe

    Justin isnt a very good actor. He does a nice job on snl,yes, but he has yet to impress me in any movie role. And wont being in a movie with Cameron be awkward? If not, its nice they can be friends.

    • Jackie Venice

      Oh yeah, totally forgot they were a couple for awhile.

      As for the comments about his acting, I like him. He’s very believable. Based on SNL and those Pepsi commercials, I think comedy is his forte.

    • Sally in Chicago

      He does a decent job, nothing to give awards over. He doesn’t stand out,just seems like another actor in a scene….doesn’t anybody see something strange about him appearing opposite his ex?

  • Amanda

    Yay! I love Eric Stonestreet on Modern Family!

  • PeterBilt

    Dan, you are a genius. He obviously can’t act which is why he’s offered roles in movies and such. You are SHARP!

  • Brie

    I agree that Justin is not an Oscar actor, but he can hold his own. He was surprisingly good in Alpha Dog, particularly near the end.

  • elena

    This a random nitpick-y thing, but if we’re talking about the HIMYM/Freaks & Geeks star, it’s Jason Segel, with an e. If not, who IS this Jason Segal, and where can I find out more about him?! Dopplegangers?!

  • loser

    Wasn’t his movie career suppose to take off 5 years ago???? A string flops then later followed up by straight to dvd features makes his career take off..wow just wow..how that happen????

  • matt

    Didnt him and Cameron used to date??

    • kai

      let the trash mag speculation start!

      • Lina

        Bye-bye, Jessica!

  • abailey6666

    Justin Timberlake is starting out with his acting.Sometimes it takes time and the breakout role.It took George Clooney years to get the respected he has now. There’re actor who deserves oscars,but still haven’t recieved one yet.

    • anna

      how can you compare him to Clooney??

  • KFed

    The Bad Actor stars in The Bad Teacher? Inspired.

  • Lee

    Only in movies do scions of watch company fortunes become substitute teachers. Isn’t it kooky and subversive?

  • Jen

    Wow, EW…you mean Jason SEGEL? Way to edit, guys.

  • Sally in Chicago

    Is he bored with singing and performing already? How many albums have he released? about 2?

  • GeeMoney

    Stop taking movie roles and make another fabulous album! Behind a microphone singing is where JT truly belongs.

    • Maureen

      Agreed. Your music fans miss you Justin! Put some new music out please!!

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