According to The Hollywood Reporter, Brian Grazer has set up an untitled comedy project to star Will Arnett at Universal Pictures. Grazer will produce through his Imagine Entertainment banner, which has a term deal with the studio.
Based on a pitch by Chuck Martin, Arnett will play a guy who, at his 20th high school reunion, panics when he sees the girl he always had a crush on and spits out a litany of lies about his life. His dream girl tracks him down in New York, and he enlists his friends to help him pretend to be the successful rich guy he claimed to be.
Joe and Anthony Russo will direct and co-produce the feature.