EXCLUSIVE: Adam Scott has been set to star in A.C.O.D., with Stuart Zicherman making his directorial debut on a script he wrote with Ben Karlin. The project is being financed and produced by Black Bear Pictures, which is currently in production with an untitled Ramin Bahrani-directed pic that stars Zac Efron and Dennis Quaid.
The title, A.C.O.D., is an acronym for Adult Children of Divorce, and Scott plays a thirty-ish man who was forced at an early age to be the adult of his family when his parents split bitterly. Fed up dealing with his parents’ long running feud, he must get his folks together once more time and keep from blowing a gasket after his younger brother unexpectedly decides to get married. Black Bear’s Teddy Schwarzman is producing with Karlin (who co-created The Colbert Report) and Tim Perell. The film will shoot in March, and Scott will work it into his schedule starring in the NBC sitcom Parks and Rec.
Since he established his comic chops in Step Brothers, Scott has been working nonstop. He costars alongside Paul Rudd in Our Idiot Brother, the Weinstein Company comedy that has its premiere tonight, and Scott will next be seen starring alongside Jon Hamm in Friends with Kids (the film premieres at Toronto), and recently wrapped My Mother’s Curse opposite Seth Rogen and Barbra Streisand. Scott also co-stars opposite Isla Fisher, Kristen Dunst and Lizzy Caplan in The Bachelorette. He’s repped by CAA and Untitled.