According to Variety, New Line Cinema have bought comedy pitch, Teacher of the Year, from scribe Jeff Bushell with an eye for Ice Cube to star in the tale of two junior high school instructors in a brutal competition to take teacher of the year honors.

Cube and partner Matt Alvarez are producing via their Cubevision shingle, along with John Jacobs of Smart Entertainment.

Once a finished draft comes in, Cube will likely attach himself to the project if everyone involved wants to move forward.

Cube more recently hit big with comedy Are We There Yet?, which he and Alvarez produced. His recent action pic, Sony/Revolution's XXX: State of the Union, fared poorly.