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First Look: Julianne Moore, Lily Collins & Michael Angarano In 'The English Teacher'

The Playlist By Edward Davis | The Playlist March 12, 2013 at 3:44PM

What do we know about "The English Teacher"? Well, it's good a good cast for one, starring Julianne Moore, Michael Angarano, Greg Kinnear, Lily Collins and Nathan Lane. Directed by Craig Zisk -- a TV vet who's helmed episodes of "Parks and Recreation," "New Girl," "United States of Tara," "The Office," "Nip/Tuck" and more - the picture centers on a English teacher's life that is disrupted when a former student returns to her small town after failing as a playwright in New York.
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Lily Collins, Michael Angarano, 'The English Teacher'

What do we know about "The English Teacher"? Well, it's good a good cast for one, starring Julianne Moore, Michael Angarano, Greg Kinnear, Lily Collins and Nathan Lane. Directed by Craig Zisk -- a TV vet who's helmed episodes of "Parks and Recreation," "New Girl," "United States of Tara," "The Office," "Nip/Tuck" and more -  the picture centers on a English teacher's life that is disrupted when a former student returns to her small town after failing as a playwright in New York. Moore is the teacher, Angarano ("Ceremony," "Haywire") plays the student and some first look images have arrived via CineDigm.

Here's the long form synopsis:

Linda Sinclair (Julianne Moore) is a forty-year-old unmarried high school English teacher in the small town of Kingston, Pennsylvania. She shares a small apartment with two Siamese cats and her rich collection of great literature. She maintains no close personal relationships aside from those she has with her favorite authors and stories. Her life is far less complicated than the dramas she devours on the page, and she likes it that way.

But 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.


As Linda, now well out of her normal comfort zone, takes further risks in life and love, the stage is set for highly comic downfall. With the play, her reputation, and her 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" opens on demand and digital platforms on April 16th and in theaters May 17th. It will also screen at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Julianne Moore, Greg Kinnear In 'The English Teacher'
Julianne Moore In 'The English Teacher'

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