Jacob Tierney’s next picture is a dark comedy from Montreal-based production company Park Ex Pictures, makers of the all-time Canadian box office champion Bon Cop Bad Cop.

Baruchel (Knocked Up, Tropic Thunder) is also the star of Tierney’s The Trotsky, which makes its world premiere here.

Park Ex president Kevin Tierney is producing the picture, which will shoot in Montreal in January and February of next year. Telefilm Canada is the principal backer. Alliance Films will distribute in Canada.

Jacob Tierney wrote the screenplay based on the novel Chere Voisine (Dear Neighbour) by Christine Brouillet. The story is set during a Montreal winter where a serial killer is on the loose in the neighbourhood of Notre Dame de Grace or NDG. The plot revolves around three tenants in an apartment block who share a peculiar triangle of intrigue and romance, all watched over by a landlady who hears voices.

Tierney Sr. told Screen International, “It’s a comedy rich in wit and on the nicest side of scary.”