Kal Penn, who stars in the CBS mid-season series Battle Creek from Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan, has signed on for two indie comedies, Stereotypically You and Outliving Emily.

Stereotypically You centers on Charlie Carroll (Aaron Tveit), who loses his job and his girlfriend on the same day, as he goes on a journey of self-discover. Kal Penn will play a serial womanizer in the dating comedy, which also stars Lauren Miller, Cloris Leachman, Abby Elliott and Kelen Coleman. Benjamin Cox is directing from his own screenplay, with production scheduled to begin in New York City next week.

Outliving Emily is an ensemble that follows the 50 year marriage of Tim and Emily Hanratty through a series of six vignettes. No details were released for Kal Penn's character, but he joins a cast that includes Alexis Bledel, Zosia Mamet, Thomas Mann, Jeremy Jordan, Phylicia Rashad and Olympia Dukakis. Eric Weber is writing and directing the feature, based on his own short story. No production schedule was given.