Ed Helms comedy pitch bought by Warner Bro

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) "Hangover" star Ed Helms is attached to star and executive produce "True North," a comedy pitch that was bought by Warner Bros.
A source familiar with the project said it centers on a high-powered, workaholic father (Helms) who slips into a two-year coma after suffering through a horrific plane crash. Upon emerging from the coma, the once debonair man finds that he has undergone reconstructive facial surgery and looks nothing like his former self. He then must track down his family and reconnect with his former life.
Rob Pearlstein will write and direct "North" with Imagine Entertainment producing.
Helms' profile is rising with his second turn as Stu in Warner Bros.' "The Hangover: Part II," in addition to his role on U.S. network NBC's "The Office." He also executive produced and starred in this year's "Cedar Rapids," which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January.
Pearlstein has previously written for NBC's "Medium." He wrote and directed the short film "Our Time is Up," which was nominated for an Oscar for live action short film in 2006.

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