Desperate Cameron Diaz To Give “Being in a Good Movie” a Try

12/13/2009 Posted by Admin

By our guest blogger, Marie Biondolillo

In response to a recent string of flops (has anyone even heard of “The Box”?), wise Latina actress Cameron Diaz appears to be switching up her strategy: she’s going to be in a movie people might actually want to see.

Diaz is set to star in “Bad Teacher,” a comedy written and directed by some genuinely hilarious people (more hilarious than the makers of “My Sister’s Keeper,” at least.) “Bad Teacher” director Jake Kasdan has worked on some of the funniest, most underseen comedies of the past decade, from “Freaks and Geeks” to “Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story,” while “Bad Teacher” script writers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky have written and produced some of the best episodes of NBC’s “The Office.”

It might be confusing for Diaz to work on a comedy like “Bad Teacher”--let’s face it, anything she does after the heady heights of “Shrek the Halls” and “What Happens in Vegas” is automatically going to feel like a come-down--but we have faith that the leggy naïf will adjust, even if she feels a little Minnesota at first.

After all, she was once awesome in such fare as “The Last Supper,” “Being John Malkovich,” and “There’s Something About Mary,” so it shouldn’t be too hard for her to learn to be awesome again. As the titular “Bad Teacher,” Diaz might teach us all a lesson. You know, like about just how funny her shenanigans can be when properly scripted, directed, and otherwise contextualized.


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