Artisan Pictures, which is ramping up production under new CEO Bob Cooper, has acquired Jealousy, a comedy script by John Herzfeld as a project for him to direct. Herzfeld's last film was 15 Minutes for New Line Cinema starring Robert De Niro and Ed Burns and he made a splashy debut in 1996 with Two Days In The Valley.

Herzfeld will produced alongside his partner Eric Handler under their New Redemption banner and Industry Entertainment's Keith Addis and Nick Wechsler. Jealousy follows two couples as they fall victim to their own chaotic feelings of jealousy and watch their relationships unravel.

Erin Austin, Artisan Entertainment's senior vice president, business & legal affairs represented Artisan in the negotiations for Jealousy. Herzfeld was represented by the William Morris Agency and Bloom, Hergott, Diemer & Cook. Orin Woinsky, Artisan Pictures vice president of production and development, will oversee the project at Artisan.