Actor Jay Baruchel is making his feature film directorial debut a friendly affair by inviting his best pals to star.

The This is The End star and his writing partner are developing a movie adaptation of graphic novel Random Acts of Violence and he's so keen to avoid drama off camera, he has cast his mates.

He tells Wenn, "We finally have our financing and we have our leads. If we can get everything together at the right time it will be finally something I'll get to direct. So hopefully we'll be making this crazy, weird, little art horror movie in Northern Ontario this year. It will also star me, my friend David Krumholtz and my friend Emily Van Camp."