'Face' time for '24's' Surnow


"24" creator Joel Surnow's romantic comedy screenplay "That Face" will come face-to-face with moviegoers via Morgan Creek Prods. and domestic distributor Universal Pictures.

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.

Morgan Creek International and Universal Pictures International will distribute the film in foreign territories and rep presales at the Cannes market.

Surnow is repped by Paradigm. (partialdiff)