Five years after striking indie cinema gold with Little Miss Sunshine, Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris look like they’ll finally step behind the camera again. The duo have been attempting to bring Tom Perrotta’s novel "The Abstinence Teacher" to screens since 2006 but, after multiple setbacks, it was believed the project was dead.
Production Weekly has reported the project is back from the grave with the news that Sandra Bullock and Steve Carell are attached to star. Bullock will play the sex-ed teacher at odds with conservative community members, and Carell will play the born-again soccer coach she finds herself falling for. I’m not sure what wacky circumstance will cause them to pretend to be married, but this is a Sandra Bullock movie. It’s bound to be a plot-point.