Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum) is attached to direct and produce the drama-comedy Father Figure at Fox 2000, according to Variety.

The story centers on a successful bachelor who boldly offers to care for his widowed sister and her daughters in the aftermath of a family tragedy.

Tom McCarthy has been hired to rewrite a screenplay written by Mark Friedman.

Levy will also direct and produce Night at the Museum 2 which arrives in theatres in 2009.