Nick Stoller (The Five-Year Engagement, Forgetting Sarah Marshall) is in negotiations to direct the collegiate comedy Townies for Universal Pictures.

The story centers on a family man (Seth Rogen), whose peaceful way of life is turned upside down by an obnoxious fraternity member (Zac Efron). The studio picked up the pitch from writers Andrew J. Cohen and Brendan O'Brien for seven figures last summer.

Seth Rogen is also producing alongside longtime collaborator Evan Goldberg, with Andrew J. Cohen, Brendan O'Brien, and James Weaver executive producing.

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No production schedule was given for the project.