Ed Helms has signed onto star in the comedy True North for Warner Bros. Pictures. Rob Pearlstein is writing the project, which Ed Helms will executive produce.

True North is the story of Brian North (Ed Helms), an obsessive travel show host who goes missing in India and is presumed dead. When he returns to New York two years later, after being in a coma and having undergone reconstructive surgery due to a plane crash that leaves him unrecognizable, North tries to reunite with his wife and two kids, who felt alienated by the workaholic before his disappearance and aren't quite ready to be accept that he is still alive. They'd rather he stayed gone, as they have clearly moved on.

There is no production start date set. Ed Helms will most likely shoot True North during his Christmas hiatus on Season 8 of The Office.

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