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Dylan Kidd finds work on ‘Get a Job’

'Roger Dodger' helmer attached to laffer; offers out to Kendrick, Cranston

After an eight-year break from feature film directing, “Roger Dodger” helmer Dylan Kidd is looking to return behind the camera, as he’s attached to direct the comedy “Get a Job” for CBS Films. “Project X” thesp Miles Teller is in negotiations to star, and offers are also out to Anna Kendrick and Bryan Cranston.

Several other young comic actors are circling the project, including Christopher Mintz-Plasse (“Kick-Ass”) and Jay Pharaoh (“Saturday Night Live”), as well as “Roger Dodger” star Jesse Eisenberg, for what would amount to a cameo role.

A spokesman for CBS Films cautions that there are no cast deals in place, as the studio has yet to greenlight the project. Pic currently has no official start date, though insiders say production could get underway as early as next month.

Story follows a college graduate and his friends who have to lower their expectations about life as they enter the real world during a recession.

Kyle Pennekamp and Scott Turpel wrote the original spec script, which CBS Films purchased back in June 2009. Michael Shamberg and Stacey Sher are producing through their Double Feature Films banner. Duo previously produced the Harrison Ford drama “Extraordinary Measures” for CBS Films.

Teller has been on the rise since his feature film debut opposite Nicole Kidman in John Cameron Mitchell’s “Rabbit Hole.” Thesp recently co-starred in Paramount’s “Footloose” remake and just wrapped the comedy “21 and Over” for Relativity Media. Warner Bros. will release “Project X” on March 2.

Kidd previously directed “Roger Dodger” and “P.S.,” though he most recently helmed episodes of the Adult Swim series “Children’s Hospital.”

CAA reps Kidd, the writers, the producers and Teller, who’s also repped by manager Michael Kaleda and attorney Chad Christopher. Kidd is managed by Principato-Young Entertainment.

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