Amazon Orders Comedy Pilot From ‘Nebraska’ Writer Bob Nelson and Sacha Baron Cohen

Screen Shot 2015-04-23 at 3.27.36 PMAmazon has ordered the pilot for Highston, a coming-of-age comedy written by Bob Nelson, whose nascent screenwriting chops earned him an Oscar nomination for the black-and-white road film Nebraska. Sacha Baron Cohen has already signed on to executive produce the thirty minute pilot, which will be directed by the duo behind Little Miss Sunshine — Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris.

The single-camera project centers on a 19-year-old named Highston Liggetts, who, in finding the outside world incomprehensible, creates his own world with his imagination.