The Car Thief: According to The Hollywood Reporter, music video helmer David Nelson has been tapped to direct the comedy The Car Thief for Mario Lopez and Lou Perez's Checkmate Entertainment.

A spring start is being eyed on the Michael Addis-penned project, which is described as a twist on Trading Places. It centers on a thief who steals a film executive's car, swiping a prized screenplay as well as the victim's identity in the process.

Nelson has directed videos for Da Brat, Coolio, R. Kelly and Tupac.