Paul Dinello has been hired to direct the comedy, Mr. Burnout for Nala Films.

The story, written by scribe Eric Gravning, focuses on a small-town English teacher who spirals into bitterness and depression after a decade on the job. Variety adds on a bet from an attractive new colleague, he works to get three of his most problematic students into a top college.

Production on Mr. Burnout is skedded to begin in January.