Jim Parsons to Star in Warner Bros.' Magic Comedy 'Man-Witch' (Exclusive)

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The 'Big Bang Theory' star also will produce the film.

The Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons is making a rare foray into movies.

The actor is in talks to star in Man-Witch, a long-gestating comedy set up at Warner Bros. Parsons also will develop the project and work behind the camera, joining Neal Moritz as a producer.

The move rejuvenates the project, which Warners first picked up as a pitch in 2005 for a reported $750,000 against $1.5 million. Todd Phillips was looking to direct it before he took on The Hangover, and it had Jack Black and Zach Galifianakis attached to star at certain points in its development.

The story tells of a schoolteacher (Parsons) who abruptly discovers he's got witchlike powers. A coven of real witches takes him in, promptly sending him to "witch school," where he is the lone adult, surrounded by little girl witches-in-training.

Parsons made an appearance in the horror movie Visions, which was released this year, but for the most part he eschews films due to his work on Big Bang. Among his handful of feature credits are Zach Braff’s Wish I Was Here (2014) and The Muppets (2011).

Parsons is repped by CAA, Principal Entertainment LA and Gang Tyre