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On the heels of Justin Timberlake's supporting role in David Fincher's upcoming Facebook movie The Social Network, he's nabbed the male lead, opposite ex Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel in Bad Teacher, reports Entertainment Weekly.

Bad Teacher, from director Jake Kasdan (Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story), is about a gold-digging middle-school teacher (Diaz) who pursues a substitute teacher (Timberlake), who is also the heir to a watch company fortune.

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Production is set to begin later this month.

Are you a fan of Timberlake's acting? Excited to see him with Diaz on screen?