Julianne Moore portrays the title character in the first trailer for The English Teacher, director Craig Zisk's drama about a play that turns a whole school community upside down. Julianne Moore plays Linda Sinclair, who, after reuniting with a former student (Michael Angarano), decides to stage a production of his dark and brooding work at her high school. Check out the first footage from this small town story, also starring Greg Kinnear, Nathan Lane and Lily Collins. We also have a look at the first poster.
Linda Sinclair (Julianne Moore) is a 40-year-old unmarried high school English teacher in the small town of Kingston, PA. Her simple life turns an unexpected page when former student Jason Sherwood (Michael Angarano) returns home after trying to make it as a playwright in New York. On the verge of abandoning art and pressured by his father (Greg Kinnear), to face reality and go to law school, Linda decides to mount his play-a dark, angst-ridden, ambitious work-as a Kingston High production, with flamboyant drama teacher Carl Kapinas (Nathan Lane) directing. Now well out of her comfort zone, Linda takes further risks in life and love, the stage is set for a highly comic downfall. With the play, her reputation, and teaching career on the line, Linda finds an unlikely ally in herself. Amidst the ruins of her formerly perfect life, can she find a way to her own unique storybook ending?
The English Teacher was released May 17th, 2013 and stars Lily Collins, Julianne Moore, Michael Angarano, Greg Kinnear, Nathan Lane, Fiona Shaw, Jessica Hecht, Nikki Blonsky. The film is directed by Craig Zisk.