Patrick Dempsey signs on for heist comedy

Penned by 'The Hangover's' Jon Lucas, Scott Moore

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Patrick Dempsey will find himself in the middle of a couple of stick-ups in an untitled bank-heist comedy written by "The Hangover" team of Jon Lucas and Scott Moore and to be directed by Paul McGuigan ("Lucky Number Slevin").

Peter Safran and Foresight Unlimited's Mark Damon are producing with Dempsey, with Joannie Burstein serving as an executive producer.

Foresight will fully finance the film and is handling worldwide sales at AFM.

Dempsey ("Grey's Anatomy"), who last appeared onscreen in 2008's "Maid of Honor," will play a man caught in the middle of two different robberies at the same bank who tries to protect a bank teller with whom he's secretly in love.

Production will begin in April.

Dempsey, repped by UTA and manager Burstein, next appears on the big screen in Warner Bros.' ensemble comedy "Valentine's Day," directed by Garry Marshall, to be released in February.

Lucas and Moore are repped by CAA.