Actor Doug Jones has signed onto portray an alien in the 20th Century Fox comedy Neighborhood Watch. The actor is best known for playing otherworldly characters in prosthetic makeup, such as Abe Sapien in Hellboy and Fauno in Pan's Labyrinth.

Neighborhood Watch centers on a group of suburbanite fathers who start a Neighborhood Watch group to get in some male bonding time away from their families. The group discovers they are in over their heads when they stumble upon an alien plot to destroy the world.

Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill, Rosemarie DeWitt, Nicholas Braun, Richard Ayoade, Will Forte, and Billy Crudup round out the cast.

Akiva Schaffer is directing Neighborhood Watch from a screenplay by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. Production is scheduled to begin this month in Atlanta.