Cameron Diaz movie ‘Bad Teacher’ to become TV series

Released in 2011, the hit comedy flick starred Diaz as a pot-smoking schoolmistress

Cameron Diaz movie Bad Teacher is being made into a TV series.

US network CBS has ordered scripts for a 30-minute sitcom based on the film, which starred Diaz as a hard-drinking, pot-smoking schoolmistress who tries to woo a wealthy colleague, played by Justin Timberlake. The cast also included The Muppets star Jason Segel as a gym teacher and British actress Lucy Punch as Diaz’s love rival.

Bad Teacher was written by Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg, who cut their teeth on the US version of The Office and have recently drafted a screenplay for Ghostbusters 3, which is apparently now going ahead.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the pair will serve as executive producers on the TV version of Bad Teacher alongside Hilary Winston, who is writing the script. Winston’s previous credits include My Name Is Earl and Community.

Released in 2011, Bad Teacher was a significant hit at the box office, grossing over $216 million (£133 million) worldwide. You can watch the film’s trailer below.