Mr. Woodcock: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Billy Bob Thornton is prepping to add a new name to his resume: Mr. Woodcock.

The actor has signed to star in the New Line Cinema comedy for helmer Craig Gillespie and Bob Cooper's Landscape Pictures. The script centers on a young man who returns to his hometown to stop his mother from marrying his old high school gym teacher (Thornton), who made life a living hell for him and many of his classmates.

Brian B.