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Chris Rock is set to star in I Think I Love My Wife, a remake of the French film Chloe in the Afternoon, for Fox Searchlight Pictures. Charles Stone, who directed 2002's Drumline, is in final negotiations to direct. Rock wrote the script with longtime collaborator Louis C.K., adapting Eric Rohmer's 1972 film, whose French title is L'amour l'apres-midi. Chloe depicted the life of a happily married office worker who daydreams about other women until he encounters the mistress of an old friend who tries to seduce him. Wife is set in present-day New York rather than Rohmer's Paris in the swinging '70s. "I'm a big fan of Charles Stone, who I've been trying to work with ever since I saw 'Drumline, ' " Rock said. "In the past year, I have made it a point to reach out to a lot of filmmakers whose work I enjoyed, and one person's name that kept coming up as someone I needed to work with was (Fox Searchlight Pictures president) Peter Rice. I can't wait to make a sophisticated comedy with all the good people at Fox Searchlight."


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