According to Variety, Universal Pictures has acquired The Recruiter, a comic pitch hatched by "40-Year-Old Virgin" co-star Romany Malco.

The picture, about a day in the life of a Marine recruiter, will be crafted as a star vehicle for Malco, who's on the Showtime series Weeds. "Virgin" director Judd Apatow will produce.

Rob Siegel, whose scripts include "The Wrestler" and The Onion Movie, is set to write The Recruiter.