Run, Fat Boy, Run: According to The Hollywood Reporter, David Schwimmer is moving from "Friends" to the director's chair. The actor is set to helm the indie feature Run, Fat Boy, Run for Gold Circle Films.

Penned by actor-scribe Michael Ian Black, the project centers on a charming but oblivious overweight guy who leaves his fiancee on their wedding day only to discover years later that he really loves her. To win her back, he must finish the New York marathon while making her realize that her new handsome, wealthy fiance is the wrong guy for her.

The filmmakers are currently on the search for the lead actor with production planned to start in the spring in New York City.

Brian B.