According to The Hollywood Reporter, Frank Oz is in negotiations to helm Horrible Bosses for New Line Cinema.

The studio acquired the spec comedy script by Michael Markowitz last month for Brett Ratner and Jay Stern to produce through their Rat Entertainment shingle.

The dark comedy revolves around three friends who decide to team up to murder their unbearable bosses.

Oz most recently directed The Stepford Wives and The Score. Oz also voiced the character of Yoda in the upcoming Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith.