The story centers on Linda Sinclair (Julianne Moore), a small-town high school English teacher whose life takes an interesting turn when a beloved former student (Greg Kinnear) returns after failing as a playwright. Nathan Lane will portray the high school's drama teacher, who tries to get the playwright's help with his upcoming school production.
TV director Craig Zisk will make his feature debut with The English Teacher, working from a screenplay by Dan Chariton and Stacy Chariton. Naomi Despres, Robert Salerno, Ben LeClair, and Matthew E. Chausse are producing The English Teacher.
Production is scheduled to begin next month in New York City.