Johnny Knoxville to topline Universal's "Sick Day" comedy

Johnny Knoxville to topline Universal's

PanARMENIAN.Net - Johnny Knoxville is taking a Sick Day. The Jackass actor is in talks to star in Universal's comedy, which is described as Ferris Bueller's Day Off for adults. The story follows a man who calls in sick to skip work, only to have his plans for the day go terribly awry. He falls into a series of disastrous encounters with his neighbors that may endanger his wife's chances for a job promotion, The Hollywood Reporter said.

Jeremy Garelick, who wrote 2006's The Break-Up, is attached to direct the project.

Brian Grazer and Kim Roth of Imagine Entertainment are producing, along with Edward Bates. The project has been set up at Imagine and Universal for several years, with Chris Rock circling the lead at one point.

Knoxville most recently starred in Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa. He'll lend his voice to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as Leonardo, and his upcoming films include Wild Side.

Garelick is in post on the Kevin Hart-starrer The Wedding Ringer, which he wrote and directed.

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