Kristin Wiig will also star in the drama, which was written by Art Linson and Jeffrey Ross and will be produced by Art Linson, John Linson, Jon Kilik and De Niro.

FilmNation will commence international sales at AFM and CAA is handing domestic rights.

Production is set to begin in spring 2012 on the story of a raging comic past his prime sentenced to community service for hitting an audience member whose life changes when he meets a dazzling redhead.

FilmNation’s sales slate includes Relativity’s Snow White project starring Julia Roberts, Armie Hammer and Lily Collins, sci-fi Looper from Rian Johnson starring Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Terrence Malick’s untitled love story starring Ben Affleck, Javier Bardem, and Rachel McAdams.