The good news: Richard Linklater has found more work. The bad news: It's not Linklater-penned potential awesomeness like That's What I'm Talking About.

Variety reports that the Link is about to sign on the dotted line to direct Liars (A-E). But it's not his usual fare -- the film will be a romantic comedy that focuses on a woman who, for some reason, tries to re-acquire lost items from her exes while traveling to President Obama's inauguration. (Your guess is as good as mine.) Kat Dennings is already on board to play the lead's friend, but no other casting announcements have been made.

A romcom is not exactly the fare Linklater fans would probably hope for, but I have to hope that there's something special about this that lured the director to it. Then again, this could be a move based purely on cash -- both to fill his time since funding doesn't seem to be working out for him these days, and as a means to continue his own indie work. As for the script, that was written by Emma Forrest. You might know her from books like Thin Skin. Or, if you follow the gossip world, she used to date Colin Farrell. Rumor has it that she dumped him when he didn't thank her during his Golden Globes acceptance speech.

Forrest has also been called a "literary lolita" by Vanity Fair (according to her book cover), so let's hope that bodes well for this whole affair.