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
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."