Columbia Pictures Developing “Bad Teacher 2,” with Diaz Attached to Star

It looks like Cameron Diaz may be getting bad all over again…

Columbia Pictures is currently developing Bad Teacher 2, with the 40-year-old half-Cuban American actress attached to star in the film.

Cameron Diaz

No official deal has yet been set with Diaz, who took little upfront money the first time around and made a fortune when the bawdy film became a surprise hit.

Bad Teacher 2 is set to be directed by Jake Kasdan and written by Justin Malen.

Sony Pictures production president Hanna Minghella said the studio “loves Justin’s take on the material – it hits all the notes that made the first film such a breakthrough hit and also takes the characters in a new direction that is fresh and fun.”

The original earned $216 million worldwide and hatched a half-hour series for CBS that will star Ari Graynor. The Sony Pictures Television and CBS Television Studios co-production received a 13-episode midseason order.

Diaz earned a Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress: Comedy for her performance in Bad Teacher. She portrayed an amoral, gold digging Chicago-area middle school teacher at the fictional John Adams Middle School who curses at her students, drinks heavily, smokes marijuana, and only shows movies while she sleeps through class.

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