Kevin Smith and James Purefoy will star in the Showtime comedy pilot, Manchild from Darren Star Prods. and Sony Pictures TV.

It's based on the BBC series that revolves around a group of fortysomething male friends (Smith, Purefoy, John Corbett, Paul Hipp) who are knee-deep in midlife crises. Smith will play Paul, the cynic of the group, an angry divorced guy who loathes himself, his ex and his ex's perfect new husband, notes The Hollywood Reporter. Purefoy will play Joe, the ad hoc leader of his circle of pals. He is attractive, polished, virile and wealthy, goes to the hottest new clubs and doesn't date anyone over 25.

No airdate has been set for Manchild.