Neil Patrick Harris: From Doctor to Director

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How could you not be in good hands with Doogie Howser calling the shots?

Neil Patrick Harris must really be all grown up now, as he's trading the operating room (kid's stuff, after all) for a director's chair.

Harris will be making his feature film directorial debut with the romantic comedy, "Aaron and Sarah," according to The Hollywood Reporter.  

The film was written by the "Pushing Daisies" writing team of Chad Gomez Creasey and Dara Resnik Creasey (they're not completely leaving out the death angle on this one, though -- word has it there's a funeral scene and everything).

"Aaron and Sarah" chronicles the ups and downs of the unlikely friendship of a geeky guy and a popular girl through their four years together in high school.  Josh Hutcherson and Emma Roberts are already attached to star as the dynamic duo.

Neil Patrick Harris has previously directed theatre and television, including an episode of his own hit show, "How I Met Your Mother."  We're sure he'll do just fine directing a big movie -- after all, he was once responsible for saving the universe from giant alien bugs (in "Starship Troopers," that is).

As far as acting gigs go, in addition to his weekly gig on "Mother" and pleasing the masses via Twitter, NPH will next be appearing in "The Smurfs," opening Aug. 2011, and will once again be playing a weird meta-version of himself in the next Harold & Kumar adventure, "A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas," opening in time for the 2011 holidays.