September 09, 2011 at 06:12 PM EDT

Julianne Moore will star in The English Teacher, a comedy from Weeds director Craig Zisk. Moore will play a popular high school English teacher whose personal life pales in comparison to the energy she brings to her teaching. When a promising former pupil returns home after failing as a playwright in New York, she suggests her high school perform his unproduced play.

Greg Kinnear is also aboard in a yet-unspecified role. Artina Films announced that filming will begin next month in New York, from a screenplay written by newcomers Dan and Stacy Chariton.

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