Universal Slaps Joel Surnow’s Face

Morgan Creek Productions and Universal Pictures will produce and distribute Joel Surnow’s romantic comedy screenplay “That Face” says The Hollywood Reporter.

The film’s protagonist is a small-town guy who lands a mailroom job at a New York cosmetics firm, only to be fired on his first day after telling the owners his honest opinion about their spokesmodel.

His chance at redemption comes after snapping a camera phone shot of a beautiful girl on the subway and offering her as a replacement, but the foul-mouthed outer-borough beauty needs a lot more than makeup to become a palatable new face for the company.

Surnow created TV’s “24” and recently left the show. Before that he served as executive producer on “The Equalizer,” “Nowhere Man” and “La Femme Nikita” along with writing for more than a dozen series including “Miami Vice,” “Special Unit 2” and “The Commish”.