Rob Cordrry is joining a different sort of A-list. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cordrry has signed on for the lead role in Project A. Ben Stiller and his Red Hour Productions partner Stuart Cornfield are producing.

The film centers on a man who was trained by the government, in a Cold War era experiment, to become the biggest jerk on the planet. Etan Coen wrote the script, but no director is attached as of yet.

"Ben and Stuart gave it to me to read years ago, and it's always been the first thing I ask my agents and managers about," Corddry told The Hollywood Reporter. "They've always said, 'Go open a movie first!' "

No production schedule has been announced.