Linda Sinclair (Julianne Moore) is the titular English teacher, a 40-something spinster whose life has been so filled with literature that she has been unable to find a man who can fulfil her romantic ideals. She discovers that one of her old students, Jason (Michael Angarano), is back in their small town after returning from studying writing at university. He’s given up on his dreams of being a writer, but after Linda reads his play, The Chrysalis, she decides it must be staged and that her high school is going to do. [Read more…]
Lily Collins is one of those actresses who seems poised to take over the world of film, but who could just as easilys completely disappear from sight in a couple of year as actually manage to hit the a-list. She’s got the lead role Tarsem’s Snow White movie and The Mortal Instruments coming up and now Deadline reports she’s joined the indie comedy, The English Teacher.
The movie is about Julianne Moore’s title character, a passionate teacher who convinces her former star pupil (Michael Angarano) to put on his unproduced play at the high school. Lily Collins will portray a popular student who clashes with the teacher. Nathan Lane and Greg Kinnear are also set to star.
Craig Zisk is directing The English Teacher, with shooting set to start later this week in New York City.
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