Will Ferrell is set to star in and David Dobkin is in talks to direct the comedy Neighborhood Watch at 20th Century Fox.

According to Variety, the story chronicles an urbanite's journey as he moves to a suburban community, joins the neighborhood watch and uncovers a large conspiracy. Jared Stern wrote the screenplay.

Shawn Levy, who had been eyeing the project as a helming vehicle, will produce with Tom McNulty through their Fox-based 21 Laps shingle. The banner's Billy Rosenberg, who is shepherding the project, will serve in a producing capacity.

No production date has been set.