According to Variety Screen Gems has acquired "The Undergraduate," a campus comedy script by Eric Champnella (Mr. 3000). Champnella has a deal to direct it. Story concerns a high school nobody who poses as a college student and becomes a big man on campus, even as he slips away to finish his high school classes.

Champnella wrote and directed comic short The Old Man and the Studio as well as telepic Mail to the Chief. He also scripted Part Time Playboy, being developed by Sony, and All the Little Things, another project he is poised to direct.

Champnella was a standup comedian before he turned to scribbling screen comedies.