The English Teacher starring Julianne Moore and Micheal Angarano, features Moore as the lead character in a very small-town. Her favorite student returns to school and begins to cast a play in her school. The trailer suggests that this will be a great venture into comedy for Moore, who usually brings forth her best dramatic chops to various film festivals.
If you care to take a more in-depth look into The English Teacher, an abridged synopsis reads as follows:
“Linda Sinclair (Julianne Moore) is a forty-year-old unmarried high school English teacher in the small town of Kingston, Pennsylvania. Linda’s simple life turns an unexpected page when former star pupil Jason Sherwood (Michael Angarano) returns to Kingston after trying to make it as a playwright in New York.
Now in his 20s, Jason is on the verge of abandoning art, pressured by his overbearing father, Dr. Tom Sherwood (Greg Kinnear), to face reality and go to law school. Linda can’t stand the thought of Jason giving up on his dreams so she decides to mount his play – a dark, angst-ridden, ambitious work – as a Kingston High School production, with flamboyant drama teacher Carl Kapinas (Nathan Lane) directing.”
While The English Teacher may look like a light comedy, it seems like it may have a really good life on VOD. Either way, any Julianne Moore project is worth taking a look at, as Moore rarely picks dud projects.
In addition to the cast mentioned, Lily Collins is also in the film. Collins has been nabbing roles left and right, with three projects in pre-production. Later this year Collins will be seen in Stuck in Love after she shares some screen time with Moore in The English Teacher.
The English Teacher makes its debut at the Tribeca Film Festival, and is slated for a theatrical release on May 17.
Check out the trailer for The English Teacher: