Universal has signed Jackass’ Johnny Knoxville to lead their Ferris Bueller-esque comedy, Sick Day. 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."
I am not really expecting many surprises with this one, but I am sure it will be entertaining. I actually wouldn't mind calling in sick for work today to do something more fun. Hell, even if it led to a series of "disastrous encounters," at least I wasn't at work. My job is nothing but dealing with disastrous encounters!
The movie is being directed by Jeremy Garelick and will be produced by Brian Grazer and Kim Roth.