Jesse Andrews, author of Me And Earl And The Dying Girl, is going to make his directing debut on Empress Of Serenity, and he has Trainwreck‘s Bill Hader set to star. Pic is a comedy that has taken root at Good Universe.

Andrews wrote the script, which is loosely inspired by David Foster Wallace’s novel. It’s an edgy comedy about an animal rights lawyer who is shocked the news of his mother’s death, and finds unexpected friendship after he’s coerced by his estranged father to go on a 45-day cruise.

Andrews is repped by WME, MXN and attorney David Fox. Hader is repped by UTA.