Nussbaum now 'B.F.F.' with Rogue


Joe Nussbaum has signed on to direct the comedy "B.F.F." for Rogue Pictures. Beau Bauman and Jesse Israel are producing.

"B.F.F.," a term used commonly by the teen and tween set that stands for "best friends forever," traces the story of two friends, a guy and a girl, over four years of high school, four proms and one funeral as they become unlikely best friends and eventually fall in love. Chad and Dara Resnik Creasey, whose credits include "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" and "Pushing Daisies," wrote the script.

The intent is to make an R-rated comedy along the lines of "American Pie" and "Superbad." A winter start date is being eyed.

Nussbaum is coming off "Sydney White," which opened this weekend. He also directed the straight-to-DVD "American Pie: The Naked Mile" and the MGM comedy "Sleepover." He broke into the business with the short-film spoof "George Lucas in Love."

Nussbaum is repped by Endeavor, Principato-Young and attorney Karl Austen.