Certainly, Timberlake's movie agenda is more than a whim.
Fresh from good reviews for his dramatic role in the Oscar-nominated The Social Network, he has focused on what he likes best: lines for laughs.
"I just couldn't pass up these opportunities," he says of the roles. "I feel more comfortable on stage or in a studio, but I always like to try new things."
The Pitch: Bad Teacher
Bad Teacher has Timberlake playing a cute substitute teacher who becomes the object of affection for a foul-mouthed, hard-partying incompetent educator (Diaz) at a high school.
Soon, she learns she has to change her brash ways to get the new guy. Jason Segel and Lucy Punch co-star.
Hit or miss? Justin swings and rarely misses.
The pitch: Friends With Benefits
The R-rated Friends With Benefits is a great deal raunchier. Kunis plays a Manhattan corporate headhunter, who has a non-exclusive, sex-only relationship with a recent executive hire (Timberlake) until things get seriously complicated.
Apparently, working with Diaz, his ex, on Bad Teacher, was a lot less intimidating than shooting Friends With Benefits sex scenes with Kunis.
Hit or miss? Hit with SexyButt Timberlake