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Fisher Stevens to Direct 'Stand Up Guys' Comedy (Exclusive)

Fisher Stevens
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Fisher Stevens

The Sidney Kimmel Entertainment-Lakeshore project, which was formerly known as "Old Timers," is a dramedy centering on two aging criminals, one of whom has been hired to kill his friend.

Multihyphenate Fisher Stevens will sit behind the camera to direct Stand Up Guys, a Sidney Kimmel Entertainment and Lakeshore comedy.

The project, which was formerly known as Old Timers, is a dramedy centering on two aging criminals, one of whom has been hired to kill his friend. They decide to have one last night of debauchery in which they hit up a brothel, jack some cars and evade police but also face their age and the choices they made in life. The project began life as a spec by Noah Haidle.

Sidney Kimmel is producing along with Lakeshore’s Gary Lucchesi and Tom Rosenberg. Jim Tauber is exec producing.

Barry Levinson and Jon Amiel were previously attached to direct.

Stevens, repped by Paradigm and Untitled Entertainment, is known for his in-front of camera work ­ he¹s been acting since the 1980s and most recently appreared in TV shows such as Lost and Californication -- but has been recently making a name for himself as a director and producer.

He currently is the director of the Broadway hit Ghetto Klown starring John Leguizamo and shared an Academy Award for producing the documentary The Cove. He also won a PGA Award for Cove as well.