According to The Hollywood Reporter, Susan Sarandon is joining the cast of New Line Cinema's Mr. Woodcock. Craig Gillespie is helming the comedy, and Bob Cooper is producing via his Landscape Pictures.

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

Billy Bob Thornton plays the gym teacher.

Sarandon will be seen in the upcoming Cameron Crowe film Elizabethtown.