Actor to star in directorial debut of Luke Matheny

After nearly a decade away from the bigscreen, “Episodes” star Matt LeBlanc is set to topline the indie comedy “Lovesick,” which will mark the feature directorial debut of Luke Matheny, who won an Oscar last year for his live-action short film “God of Love.”

Written by Dean Young (“King of the Hill”), fully financed pic follows Charlie Darby (LeBlanc), who has everything a man could want except for love, because every time he gets close, he goes clinically insane. When he meets the perfect girl, he must overcome his psychosis to claim his chance at true love.

“Lovesick” will be produced by Michael Roiff of Night & Day Pictures and Travus Pope of Full Blitz Entertainment. Night & Day’s Rachel Berk and Josh Goldstein will co-produce, while Young will exec produce. Pic will lens this July in Los Angeles. Night & Day, which developed the script internally, recently wrapped Brin Hill’s “In Your Eyes,” written and exec produced by Joss Whedon.

A film producer and financier with an ongoing investment banking career, Pope is currently in post-production on the indie comedy “Dumbbells.”

LeBlanc, who is coming off a Golden Globe win for his perf on Showtime’s “Episodes,” was last seen on the bigscreen in the 2003 sequel “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle.” Thesp earned three Emmy nominations for his star-making role on “Friends,” and he recently exec produced WB’s adaptation of comic book “Jonah Hex.”

LeBlanc is repped by WME and attorney Geoffry Oblath. Matheny is repped by Paradigm and attorney Alex Kohner, while Rothman Brecher Kim reps Young.

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