Columbia Pictures will release the comedy Bad Teacher on June 17, 2011, it was announced today by Jeff Blake, chairman, Worldwide Marketing and Distribution for Sony Pictures.

The comedy, which centers on a hilariously foul-mouthed, bitter, and irreverent middle school teacher, stars Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake, Lucy Punch, John Michael Higgins, and Jason Segel. The movie is directed by Jake Kasdan, written by Gene Stupnitsky & Lee Eisenberg, and produced by Mosaic's Jimmy Miller and David Householter.

Commenting on the announcement, Blake said, "We love how this movie is shaping up, and our early test screenings confirm our confidence. We have had tremendous results with summer comedies in the past several years, from Superbad and Step Brothers to Grown Ups and The Other Guys. Summer audiences want movies that will make them laugh out loud and we think Bad Teacher is the perfect choice for older teens and adults who are looking for a film that will make them look at the high school experience and do just that."