By Mike Bruno
Updated April 01, 2009 at 03:25 PM EDT

Josh Schwartz, the producer behind NBC’s Chuck, The CW’s Gossip Girl, and Fox’s The O.C., is set to write and make his feature directorial debut with a new movie adaptation of the 1984 Jay McInerney novel Bright Lights, Big City, Variety reports. The story is about a disillusioned magazine writer who uses drugs, alcohol, andnightly carousing to deal with the mess that is his life. The novel was previously the basis of a 1988 movie starring Michael J. Fox and Kiefer Sutherland.