Cher and Johnny Knoxville have signed on to star in The Drop-Out, a comedy written by Ricky Blitt, who is also set to direct.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the slacker comedy tracks the fortunes of a 35-year-old career college student (Knoxville) who is finally kicked out of his parents house. Desperate, he decides to get in good with the 62-year-old woman next door (Cher), so he can keep his food, couch and TV regimen intact. In the mix is the woman's ne'er-do-well son, who is looking for a father figure, even if it's a guy his own age.
Despite the early stages of the project, Cher recently let slip her enthusiasm for the script on Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show. The filmmakers are actively casting the son role.
No production date has been set.