Jordan Moffet has been tapped by Imagine Entertainment and Universal Pictures to rewrite “Sick Day” as a Chris Rock vehicle.
Brian Grazer and Edward Bates are producing “Sick Day,” which Nick Marine originally penned as a spec script. Pic follows a guy who plays hooky from work only to have his plans for the day go all wrong.
Moffet said he will tune the script to Rock’s brand of humor. “He brings a certain attitude to his movies and standup that I’ll try to capture,” the scribe said. “He’s very good at railing against the establishment, and that’s something that will be in this story.”
Impressed with Moffet’s rewrite work on last year’s “Like Mike,” Imagine hired Moffet to pen “Ralph” last May after the scribe played a role in getting “Barbershop” helmer Tim Story on board. Eddie Murphy is eyeing the title role of a black man who wakes up one day in a world of only white people.
Moffet’s other credits include Walt Disney Pictures’ “George of the Jungle 2,” which was released on homevideo on Oct. 21.
Supervising “Sick Day” are Universal production prexy Scott Stuber and VP Dylan Clark and Imagine VP Kim Roth.
Moffet is repped by the William Morris Agency.