Rashida Jones and Andy Samberg are set to star in the long-gestating romantic dramedy Celeste and Jesse Forever, that was co-written by Rashida Jones and Will McCormack.

Lee Toland Krieger is on board to direct the film, which centers on a couple who is getting divorced but wants to remain friends while pursuing new relationships.

"Our movie is about two people who love each other a ton but they don't know what to do with that love, and how do you let that person go," Rashida Jones said. "It's very different from: 'I like having sex with this person because I'm so modern but then, ooh, maybe I like them.' I'm less interested in that story." She added, "It's the version of When Harry Met Sally... 20 years later, or Blue Valentine. It's really about how you break up with someone.'"

"It's hard to find female leads that are flawed and interesting and dynamic. We wanted to write something that was in the vein of Judd Apatow -- you talk like you actually talk with your friends -- but with ladies," Jones said. "I want to do that and not just be someone's girlfriend or wife. I want to be the one to go on the journey."

No production date has been set.