Neil Patrick Harris will make his feature directorial debut on the indie rom-com “Aaron and Sarah” at Single Cell Pictures says The Hollywood Reporter.
The story follows a geeky guy (Josh Hutcherson) and a popular girl (Emma Roberts) who become friends as freshmen in high school. Their relationship deepens over four years, four proms and one funeral before graduation.
The film was previously set up under the title “B.F.F.” at Rogue Pictures years ago, and later picked up by Fox 2000 with David O. Russell attached to direct early last year. However the film is no longer setup at Fox and Russell has move onto various other projects including the “Uncharted” video game adaptation.
Chad Gomez Creasey and Dara Resnik Creasey (TV’s “Pushing Daisies”) penned the script hwile Sandy Stern, Beau Bauman and Jesse Israel are producing.