class=”alignleft size-full wp-image-44783″ title=”Guy Pearce” src=”” alt=”” width=”231″ height=”178″ />Guy Pearce (who will be next seen in the critically acclaimed Animal Kingdom) has been cast in the directorial debut of author-playwright L.D. Napier’s feature, Mis-Fits (not to be confused with the recent dazzling Channel 4 kids-with-superpowers drama).

He’ll join Seymour Cassel, Cloris Leachman, Catalina Sandino Moreno, and Virginie Ledoyen in this comedy (which according to The Hollywood Reporter) is about a “necro-detective” whose job it is to track down people’s lost, dead relatives.

Scheduled to begin shooting next May, producer Doug Claybourne has remarked that the humour in the film will be “in the tone of Harold and Maude”. Sounds like an unusual project and a real change of pace for Pearce.