Stranger Than Fiction: According to Variety, Will Ferrell is in negotiations to star in the comedy Stranger Than Fiction, which Marc Forster (Monster's Ball) will direct for Senator Intl.

Majors including Sony, Universal and Warner Bros. are aggressively pursuing the project, which has not yet landed at a studio.

The pic, written by Zach Helm, revolves around an IRS auditor whose life is interrupted by the sound of a personal narrator who knows his every thought, feeling and action, including when and where he will die. Senator Intl. is exec producing and distribbing worldwide.

Brian B.