Josh Lucas has signed on to star in the biopic, Smart for Bruce Nash Entertainment; Lucas will also produce the film.

The film is based on the eccentric life of GQ and Esquire magazine founder David Smart, reports Variety. It will center on the magazine mogul whose life was almost entirely consumed by his germ phobia; he and a circle of colleagues created a long string of classroom instructional films on health and hygiene. Josh Lucas will star as a fictional FBI investigator who infiltrates Smart's world; no one has been cast as the lead character.

Charlie Peters wrote the script for Smart the screenplay.