Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Hot for Teacher

Reports are in that Jessica Alba has replaced America Ferrera for the on-screen adaptation of Aimee Bender's novel, "Invisible." The film will be titled An Invisible Sign of My Own and is set to come out sometime next year. Mad Hot Ballroom director Marilyn Agrello will helm this project.

The story revolves around a young woman whose life was taken off course when her father contracts a mysterious illness. A high school math whiz and track star, Mona pulls away from her life after her ambitions are replaced by fear of her dad's foreseeable death. She quits running, playing the piano, dancing, and all of her other connections to the outside world.

A few years pass and she is hired as a second grade math teacher. She makes a connection with a young girl named Lisa whose mother is ill. Together, the two grow closer and help one another deal with each other's hardships.

So...Jessica Alba's playing an elementary school teacher. In case you missed it, here's a picture of Jessica Alba. Just so you know who I'm talking about.

Lucky kids.

Hollywood's got a history of hot teachers. Michelle Pfeiffer in Dangerous Minds. Ryan Gosling in Half Nelson. Sandy Dennis in Up the Down Staircase. Glenn Ford and Sidney Poitier in The Backboard Jungle and To Sir, With Love, respectively. My question is to you:

Which actor/actress would you choose to play your hot teacher?


Marilyn said...

Sandy Dennis? Hot? Oh well, there's no accounting for taste...

Let's not forget all the not-so-hot teachers--Bette Davis dressed as a spinster in The Corn Is Green, Maggie Smith in The Prime of Miss Jean Brody, Peter O'Toole as a geeky Goodbye, Mr. Chips, Emma Thompson as a bumbler in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

Daniel said...

Don't forget what's her name in Rushmore.

Actually the most exciting thing about this is another project by the director of Mad Hot Ballroom, which I loved.

elgringo said...

Marilyn, I just revisited Up the Down Staircase, maybe Sandy Dennis wasn't the best choice. Daniel G. was right about Olivia Williams and I'd add Embeth Davidtz from Matilda too!

Also, Emma Thompson is adorable in Harry Potter.

Ross Williams said...

So the movie will be about an incredibly hot teacher, who's as animated as a stop sign, as interesting a sheet of paper, as exciting as a deflated balloon?

Did I mention that the girl can't act?

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Nageoire said...

She may not be the best actress...Honey summed that up a long time ago. However, if we are speaking about sex appeal as a school teacher, Marilyn Agrello should have a hayday...everyday. If I had Ms. Alba as a high school teacher...wait a second, nevermind.

elgringo said...

Taylor -- Just remember Miss Murakami. Our high school wasn't completely terrible.

Jonny said...

Either Elizabeth Shue or Diane Lane.

elgringo said...

Jonny...hell yes.
I don't think Elizabeth Shue's ever played a teacher, but Adventures in Babysitting serves pretty much the same premise.

As for Diane Lane. One word: Hardball.

Big Mike Mendez said...

Jessica Alba. Physically attractive and sexually unappealing.