Ed Helms Displays “Central Intelligence”

Universal Pictures has acquired the spec script “Central Intelligence” as a star vehicle for Ed Helms (“The Hangover,” TV’s “The Office”) reports Variety.

The story revolves around an accountant who’s thrown into the world of international espionage after reconnecting with an old friend through Facebook.

Ike Barinholtz and Dave Stassen penned the script while Peter Principato and Paul Young are producing.

Helms next stars in the Alexander Payne-produced comedy “Cedar Rapids” which begins filming in October during his hiatus from NBC sitcom “The Office.”