According to The Hollywood Reporter, Blake Lively will star opposite Justin Long in Accepted, a comedy Steve Pink is directing for Universal Pictures. Tom Shadyac and Michael Bostick are producing via their Universal-based Shady Acres Entertainment banner.

The story centers on a high school senior (Long) who finds a unique way to avoid the pressure to attend college. Lively, who is coming off a starring turn in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, will play Long's close friend for whom he secretly pines.