According to The Hollywood Reporter, Seann William Scott is in negotiations to star in the comedy Mr. Woodcock for New Line Cinema.

The script centers on a young man, to be played by Scott, who returns to his hometown to stop his mother from marrying his old high school gym teacher, who made life a living hell for him and many of his classmates.

Billy Bob Thornton has been cast as the gym teacher. "It's really a good comedic pairing," New Line production topper Toby Emmerich said. "It's like the first time you heard Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro teaming up. It feels good.