Mischa Barton gets Cool

Mischa Barton (TVs “The OC”) is circling “The Science of Cool”, a new comedy from director Tamara Tunie and writer Eric Goren.

The pic, said to be in the vein of the John Hughes’ teen comedies from the Reagan-era, tells of two teenagers, the biggest science geeks in school, who come upon a formula which can transform nerds into studs.

Barton will play the object of desire, Jane.

“Friday Night Lights”’ Jeremy Sumpter is also onboard.

Writer Goren also penned the upcoming “The Throways”, a New York City-set thriller starring Luke Goss.