Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (Little Miss Sunshine) are set to direct the comedy, The Abstinence Teacher for Warner Independent Pictures.

The film is based on the upcoming novel by Tom Perrotta, who will also write the screenplay, set in small-town middle America. The Hollywood Reporter notes it focuses on a divorced sex-education teacher and mother of two are forced to contend with the town's more conservative groups. While fighting to keep her freedom to teach students about sex, she finds herself falling for her daughter's born-again soccer coach.

A 2008 release has been set for The Abstinence Teacher.