Cameron Diaz’s hit comedy Bad Teacher is getting a sequel. Sony Pictures has given Bad Teacher 2 the green light.
Filmmaker Jake Kasdan, who took charge of the 2011 movie, will return to direct the follow-up, although it is not yet known if Diaz will reprise her role as an alcoholic, drug-taking school teacher for the second installment.
The original release, starring Jason Segel and Diaz’s ex-boyfriend Justin Timberlake as the actress’ geeky onscreen crush, grossed $216 million worldwide and has since inspired a TV sitcom based on the film. (Source)
There’s something about Cameron Diaz!
Although it seems like Jennifer Lawrence, Kristen Stewart and other young stars are the ones taking over show business lately, the June 14 issue of The Hollywood Reporter—sporting the headline “Revenge of the Over-40 Actress”—highlights the careers of A-list actresses 40-years-old and over, who are continuing to dominate the industry by bringing in a hefty cash flow.
And topping that list is Diaz.
According to the report, the 40-year-old celeb is the highest-paid actress in that age category, after receiving first-dollar gross on the 2011 comedy Bad Teacher, which costarred Justin Timberlake and Jason Sudeikis, instead of her usual $15 million fee, ultimately landing her $42 million in the bank from that flick alone (the entire movie cost $20 million to make).
So who else is in the top tier of this group?
Following Diaz is 48-year-old Sandra Bullock, who received $10 million for her latest film Heat, 63-year-old Meryl Streep, who is said to get $6 million per film and 42-year-old funnywoman Melissa McCarthy, who has worked her way into the $3-4 million per movie amount.
Nice work, ladies! (Source)