Ferrell, Dobkin Skip “Neighborhood Watch”

Will Ferrell and director David Dobkin (“Fred Claus,” “Wedding Crashers”) have dropped out of the comedy “Neighborhood Watch” for 20th Century Fox.

Jared Stern’s script centers on an urbanite’s journey as he moves to a suburban community, joins the neighborhood watch and uncovers a large conspiracy.

Dobkin did revisions to the script which he and Ferrell have been attached to since Spring. Shawn Levy and Tom McNulty are producing.