Neil Patrick Harris makes directorial debut with Aaron and Sarah

Neil Patrick Harris has confirmed he will make the romantic comedy Aaron and Sarah

The film, which stars Emma Roberts and Josh Hutcherson in the lead roles, is Harris’ directorial debut and centres on a nerdy guy and a popular girl who meet as freshmen and, over four years of high school, four proms and one funeral, become friends and eventually fall in love.

Chad Gomez Creasey and Dara Resnik Creasey (Pushing Daisies will pen the script.