Jackass star Johnny Knoxville continues to prove that you can go from getting slammed in the testicles repeatedly on camera to mainstream Hollywood roles. The actor has reportedly lined up his latest project, a comedy called Sick Day that’s set up at Universal.
The film, set to be directed by Jeremy Garelick, is being described as a “modern day Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” In the story, Knoxville is one of three friends approaching middle age who have a pact to call in sick one day per year, and then try to do outrageous things without getting caught. Since it seems unlikely that we’ll ever get a real Ferris sequel, this might be the next best thing.
Garelick wrote the script for the feature, and the two other leads remain uncast. Universal is looking at a short turnaround time for Sick Day, with plans to have it in theaters around MLK Day next January.
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