Danny DeVito is to direct Alicia Silverstone in the pilot episode of the new comedy series 'Queen B'.

The Hollywood Reporter says that the series follows Bea (Silverstone), who runs a successful company and is surrounded by adoring friends but comes to realise that people see her in a different way to how she perceives herself.

In the past DeVito has directed episodes of 'Taxi' and 'Amazing Stories', while his credits as a film director include 'Our House' and 'Hoffa'.

He will next be seen on Irish cinema screens in 'Be Cool'; it opens on 1 April.