Jack Black and James Marsden have signed on to star in the upcoming indie comedy The D-Train.

The story centers on a high school reunion committee chairman (Jack Black), who is still struggling for acceptance following his high school days. He sets off on a journey to Los Angeles to try and convince his most popular classmate (James Marsden), a failed actor now working in commercials, to attend their 20 year reunion. Mike White, who wrote the screenplay, co-stars as the man who was Jack Black's character's only friend in high school. Nat Faxon is in negotiations to join the cast in an unspecified role.

Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogel are attached to make their directorial debuts. They both wrote the 2008 Jim Carrey comedy Yes Man, and co-created the short-lived Fox animated series Allen Gregory with Jonah Hill.

Mike White is producing with Jack Black, David Bernard, Priyanka Mattoo, Barnaby Thompson and Ben Latham Jones. No production schedule was given.

Jack Black will next be seen in Sex Tape. He previously starred in comedies such as Orange County, School of Rock and Nacho Libre, which were written and produced by Mike White. James Marsden was last seen in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, and he will next be seen in Walk of Shame.