Nicholas Stoller in Talks to Helm Seth Rogen/Zac Efron Comedy

Judd Apatow protege and collaborator Nicholas Stoller continues to forge his own comedic trail with another comedy set up at Universal Pictures. He's directed the Apatow-produced Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Get Him to the Greek and this year's Five-Year Engagement for the studio, and is in talks for another called Townies. The story, written by Andrew Cohen and Brendan O'Brien, revolves around a husband and father trying to contend with his frat-house neighbors led by none other than former teen heartthrob Zac Efron.

The script actually started something of a bidding war last summer, with Universal walking away with the project after laying down a reported seven figures, according to The Hollywood Reporter. While there's no mention of Apatow producing this film -- the writers as well as Rogen and his partner Evan Goldberg will be handling those responsibilities -- expect him to have some input, as he's worked closely with both Stoller and Rogen. Filming and release dates have yet to be announced.

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