Jay Roach has decided to direct an original comedy script from Ken Kaufman. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Roach will also be producing the film with his long time partner Jennifer Perini.

The story centers on a party-loving man who loses his best friend in a fluke accident. When he meets a stranger that sort of resembles his deceased party buddy, the grief-stricken man decides to refashion this new acquaintance into his lost friend. It is fashioned after Vertigo.

A start date has not been set for the project.