A comedy that had been swirling in development seems to have some new legs and a new star. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jonah Hill has signed on to star in The Sitter.

David Gordon Green is in negotiations to direct the film, which was once considered a project for The Wackness director Jonathan Levine. The film is said to be in the vein of the 1987 comedy Adventures in Babysitting. This film will center on Hill's character, a suspended college student who moves back home with his parents and gets roped into babysitting the three kids next door.

Brian Gatewood and Alessandro Tanaka originally wrote the spec script, which was set up at the now-defunct Fox Atomic, but it wasn't clear if they are still involved with the project, which is set up at Fox.