Jack Black To Teach The 'School Of Rock'

Richard Linklater will helm "School of Rock," the Paramount comedy that reteams the "Orange County" triumvirate of Jack Black, screenwriter Mike White and producer Scott Rudin, reports Variety.

Vehicle will allow Black to display the musical prowess he demonstrates in the band Tenacious D. He plays a musician who moonlights as a substitute teacher, shaking up the halls of an uptight private school with his rock 'n' roll ways.

"School of Rock" is set for a fall production start and a summer 2003 release schedule. It will closely follow the track of "Orange County," which grossed a respectable $45 million on an $18 million budget.

Though Rudin is better known for prestige product like upcoming pic "The Hours," "School of Rock" is one of two films prepping for production that appeals to the younger set.

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