Ben Stiller is in talks to headline writer-director Mike White’s upcoming comedy ‘Brad’s Status,’ with Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment (‘The Big Short,’ ’12 Years A Slave’) on board to produce.

The film centres on Brad, who despite a good career and happy family, is obsessed with the better fortunes of his old friends from school. While escorting his son on an East Coast tour of colleges, Brad is forced to confront his friends and his feelings of failure — with hilarious and poignant results.

Along with writing and directing, White will produce alongside David Bernad, Plan B and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment. Filming gets underway in September.