Comedian Demetri Martin is set for the starring role in Ang Lee's next project, Taking Woodstock for Focus Features. The film is based on Elliot Tiber's memoir.

According to Variety, Martin will star as Tiber, an in-the-closet gay man working at his parents' motel in the Catskills, who inadvertently sets in motion the generation-defining concert in the summer of 1969.

The film is set to start production in late August.