Josh Duhamel is in negotiations to star in Life as We Know It, starring opposite Katherine Heigl in the romancer for Warner Bros.

According to Variety, Greg Berlanti will direct, with Barry Josephson and Gold Circle topper Paul Brooks producing.

The project, penned by Ian Deitchman and Kristin Rusk Robinson, follows two unattached adults whose worlds are turned upside down when their mutual best friends die in an accident and name them as caregivers of their orphaned daughter.

Heigl and her mother Nancy Heigl are exec producing the pic.

No production date has been set.