Sean Penn is apparently set to get behind the camera to direct Robert De Niro in The Comedian.
The Godfather star plays an ageing stand-up in the film, written by producer Art Linson and comic Jeffrey Ross.
Sean - whose last directorial offering was the 2007 film Into The Wild - will be on board when the film goes into production next year, the New York Post reports.
The Mystic River actor currently stars alongside Brad Pitt and veteran stage actress Jessica Chastain in Terrence Malick's new movie The Tree Of Life.
He also plays a retired rock star in This Must Be The Place, which co-stars Frances McDormand and Bono's daughter Eve Hewson.