Andy Samberg has signed on with Paramount Pictures for the new film Hot Rod.

The Saturday Night Live comedian will be joining SNL writer, and new cast member, Jorma Taccone in Andy's debut film. SNL writer, Akiva Schaffer will make his feature directorial debut on the movie.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hot Rod centers on Andy as an accident-prone daredevil who plans to jump the Snake River on a mo-ped to emulate his hero Evel Knievel in order to win over his hard-to-please stepfather.

Pam Brady is writing the film; Hot Rod will start production later this year, it should jump onto the big screen next year.