Rock Rolls Into 'Love' Directing Chair

Since he was already co-writing and starring in "I Think I Love My Wife," Chris Rock has decided that he might as well be directing the comedy.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Charles Stone ("Drumline") has departed the Fox Searchlight project, which is a remake of Eric Rohmer's 1972 "Chloe in the Afternoon." Rock, the new director, had already adapted the story with his "Pootie Tang" collaborator Louis C.K.

The remake 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.

Set to co-star are Kerry Washington ("Ray") and Gina Torres ("Firefly").

Despite the directing change, production on "I Think I Love My Wife" is still expected to begin later this month in New York.

Rock, who recently directed an episode of his UPN comedy "Everybody Hates Chris," will be directing his first feature since the 2003 comedy "Head of State."

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