Ed Helms Gets Some Central Intelligence

Hangover star set for spot of espionage

It looks like Ed Helms has shaken his Hangover for now, as Universal Pictures have picked up a script just for him to star in - albeit as an accountant.

The comedy, called Central Intelligence, is written by MADtv's Ike Barinholtz and Dave Stassen's and follows a regular guy accountant who finds himself in the midst of international espionage after finding an old friend on Facebook.

Also lined up to add to Helms' list of professions (after dentist, accountant and paper salesman in The Office) is insurance salesman for Cedar Rapids, where he heads to a convention to save his co-workers' jobs.

Helms has also been drafted to star in the sequel of Todd Phillips' surprise hit of the summer The Hangover which kicks off production next year.

No word on when Central Intelligence will begin shooting, but get ready for Get Smart style action and bemusement.