When Macaulay Culkin ended his nearly 10-year absence from the movies by starring as Michael Alig, a real-life, drug-addled, murderous, gay party-boy in Party Monster (a performance Roger Ebert described as "fearless"), it was clear that he was aggressively avoiding the mainstream cuteness in which he'd spent his entire childhood (though he did work the adorable on Will & Grace). Since then, Culkin has continued to pick his roles carefully, playing only a supporting role in Saved!, a well-review, smart indie comedy that was released two years ago.

According to this morning's Variety, it sounds like Culkin's latest break is over: He's agreed to star in Sex and Breakfast, an indie project being described as a dark comedy. The film, which was written and will be directed by first-time feature helmer Miles Brandman, tells the story of "a couple with problems in the bedroom who seek solace from a therapist. The shrink espouses group sex as a cure-all." Ah yes, the group sex-fix -- I just read about that the other day in Time.

Also in the cast are Alexis Dziena, Kuno Becker and Eliza Dushku; there's no indication of which role Culkin will play.