Los Angeles - Ben Stiller is to star in new comedy movie Brad's Status.
The Zoolander 2 actor will take the lead role in the film, which has been written by School of Rock creator Mike White who is also on board to direct.The movie will be produced by Brad Pitt's production company Plan B Entertainment.
The film's plot centres around Brad (Stiller) who is envious of the better fortunes of his old school friends from school, despite having a good career and a happy family.
While escorting his son on an East Coast tour of colleges, Brad meets up with his old pals and has to deal with his feelings of failure with hilarious consequences.
Sidney Kimmel Entertainment are distributing the movie and SKE President John Penotti and production president Carla Hacken are confident the team will make the project a success.
They said in a joint statement: "Mike White's bold comedic voice echoes throughout this terrifically funny, and often poignant story about family, friends and the curveballs life throws our way. Ben Stiller has that rare ability to balance his amazing comedic skills with an emotional depth that brings us all closer to his characters. He's so perfect for this great part. We're proud to be in business with Plan B on this terrific project."
Stiller recently completed production on The Meyerowitz Stories with Dustin Hoffman and Adam Sandler
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