Jay Roach Directs New Comedy Pitch

Warner Bros. Pictures has picked up an original comedy project from Ken Kaufman (“The Missing,” “Space Cowboys”), with “Meet the Parents” helmer Jay Roach on board to direct and produce says The Hollywood Reporter.

The dark comedy follows two party-loving male friends who are as close as brothers. When one of them dies in a fluke accident, the other succumbs to grief, until he meets a stranger who eerily resembles his dead friend, only shorter and nerdier.

He then sets out to corrupt him and refashion him into his lost buddy.