Accoridng to Variety, Jacinda Barrett has been set to star with Billy Bob Thornton and Jon Heder in School for Scoundrels, the Todd Phillips-directed remake of the 1960 British comedy being mounted by the Weinstein Co.'s Dimension Films.

Shooting begins next month.

Barrett will play the dream girl of a hapless meter reader who enrolls in a confidence-building class so he can win her heart. The scheming professor quickly sets his sights on the girl.

Phillips, who wrote the script with Scot Armstrong, is producing with Dan Goldberg and Geyer Kosinski.