Bickford Schmeckler's Cool Ideas: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Patrick Fugit is set to star as the title character in Bickford Schmeckler's Cool Ideas.

Scott Lew is making his feature directorial debut on the low-budget feature from his own script.

The film, due to start shooting this year, will see the Almost Famous star topline the coming-of-age comedy about a reclusive college freshman who has been privately writing his ingenious cool ideas in a notebook. When the journal is stolen, he goes on a cross-campus odyssey to retrieve the book.

Casting is under way to round out the other roles.

Brian B.