David O. Russell has signed on to direct the romantic comedy Aaron and Sarah (AKA “B.F.F.”) for Fox 2000, reports Variety.
Milk producers Dan Jinks and Bruce Cohen have come on to produce.
The story centers 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.
Husband-wife team Chad Gomez Creasey and Dara Resnik Creasey penned the screenplay.
Project had been in development at Rogue under its previous title, “B.F.F.,” but Fox 2000 picked it up in turnaround last year.