Oh, what filthy hilarity will ensue when the star and director of "Bad Teacher" reunite for another R-rated romp?
A comedy of embarrassments, to be sure, as Jason Segel and director Jake Kasdan are dimming the lights and hitting "Record" for "Sex Tape," according to Variety.
"Sex Tape" follows a married couple who take a night off from their kids and decide to spice up their relationship by making a sex tape. As you can probably imagine, this ends up being the dumbest thing they've ever done, as the next morning they wake up to find the tape missing.
Segel will, of course, be playing the hapless husband, and the hunt is now on for who will play his lovely bride. Reese Witherspoon had previously been courted for the role, though she's since turned it down; might the producers just mine "Bad Teacher" even more and go for Cameron Diaz?
"Sex Tape," which was written by Kate Angelo, is on the fast track at Sony, so this will most likely be the next project for both Segel and Kasdan. "Bad Teacher" grossed over $200 million in worldwide box office on a budget of around $20 million, so the studio is anxious to see whether lightning can strike twice.
Jason Segel is currently receiving raves for his heartfelt performance as a slacker who embarks on a life-changing day of bizarre happenstance in "Jeff, Who Lives at Home," which is now playing in theaters. He'll next be seen in "The Five-Year Engagement," opening April 27.