Wackness helmer Jonathan Levine directs The Sitter

Jonathan Levine, who wrote and directed the Sundance sensation “The Wackness,” has signed up to direct “The Sitter”.

The comedy flick, which harks back to 1987’s “Adventures in Babysitting”,  follows a college student, suspended for the semester and living back at home with his single mom, who has a night to remember when he gets talked into baby-sitting the eccentric kids next door — two boys and a wild 8-year-old girl.

Brian Gatewood and Alessandro Tanaka wrote the screenplay with Jeff Arkuss  overseeing the project for Fox Atomic.