If this doesn't stir up some queasiness amongst cinephiles, nothing will: The creative powers behind "Pootie Tang" are set to make a remake of Eric Rohmer's 1972 "Chloe in the Afternoon."
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Chris Rock and Louis C.K. (yes, "Pootie Tang") are adapting "Chloe" for Fox Searchlight Pictures. Charles Stone ("Drumline") will direct the comedy, which will be retitled "I Think I Love My Wife."
In addition to co-writing the update, which will transplant the original's Paris setting to contemporary New York, Rock will star as an office worker who still dreams of other women despite his happy marriage. One day he meets a friend's former mistress. They become friends until she tries to seduce him and moral ambiguity ensues.
"'I Think I Love My Wife' is a modern look at contemporary relationships to which Chris lends his acerbic and distinctive point of view," Fox Searchlight Chief Peter Rice tells HR. "We look forward to working with Chris as he brings bitingly witty characters to life."
Searchlight is actually hoping to have the movie in production by this spring.
Rock's 2005 credits included vocal work on "Madagascar" and a co-starring role in Adam Sandler's hit "Longest Yard" remake. His most recent writing chores have been on the UPN comedy "Everybody Hates Chris" and on last year's Oscars.
Joining "Drumline" on Stone's directing resume are "Mr. 3000" and "Paid in Full."Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times