According to Variety, Rodney Rothman has flown his Early Bird over to Paramount Pictures as a feature to be produced by "40-Year-Old Virgin" filmmaker Judd Apatow.

Rothman's project originally started as a book, "Early Bird: a Memoir of Premature Retirement," inspired by his own life after losing his writing gig at "Late Show With David Letterman." Before his tome hit shelves, NBC bought it and ordered a pilot, though it was never picked up for series.

Published in May, Bird centers on a scribe in his late 20s who loses his television job. He then moves into a Florida senior community and learns to love the laid-back lifestyle.