20th Century Fox has acquired the comedy script “Avon Man” from Kevin Bisch (“Hitch”) and planning it as a Hugh Jackman star vehicle says Variety
The story follows men laid off from an auto dealership. One is reluctantly recruited into becoming an Avon salesman, and while the experience is initially emasculating, he uses his charm and good looks to become a top seller.
The comedy takes on a “Full Monty” vibe when the car salesman sets out to save his financially strapped family and town by conscripting his buddies into the makeup business to win a regional contest.
Jackman, Gary Foster and John Palermo will produce.