Steve Carell and Sandra Bullock in The Abstinence Teacher?

Sandra Bullock and Steve Carell are lined up to star in a new film from the directors of Little Miss Sunshine Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris.

The Abstinence Teacher, will be Bullock’s first film since winning an Academy Award and all her troubles with former husband Jesse James.

The film, based on a novel by Tom Perrotta whose books Election and Little Children were both made into acclaimed films, has apparently been in the pipe-line for a long time – over four years.

Bullock is set to play Ruth Ramsey who is the sexual education teacher at a local high school, however her breezy attitude to sex causes a few problems with the more conservative members of the town.

Carell, who played the 40-year-old virgin, will play Tim Mason. The character is a reformed alcoholic who has been ‘saved’ by the local church. He coaches Ruth’s daughter on the soccer team. Ruth and Tim initially disagree when it comes to the school’s policy, however a controversy on the sports field draws them closer together.

Sounds quite good doesn’t it? With two big and well-liked actors, it’s bound to be a hit. We might have to wait a while though.

The co- directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris have got another film to make first, called Will which stars Demetri Martin, Zach Galifianakis and Paul Rudd.

If you can’t wait for some Steve Carell action, his latest film Dinner for Schmucks is in UK cinemas on August 20th.

The trailer for that film is below:

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