Johnny Knoxville is attached to star in the new Universal Pictures comedy Sick Day, which Jeremy Garelick is directing.

The actor will play one of three friends who have an annual tradition of calling in sick one day per year, where they fulfill their wildest fantasies without getting caught. The story has been described as a modern-day version of Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

Jordan Cahan (My Best Friend's Girl) is rewriting the original script by Jeremy Garelick, who is currently in post-production on his directorial debut, The Wedding Ringer, which stars Kevin Hart, Josh Gad, Kaley Cuoco and is set for release on January 16, 2015.

Brian Grazer is producing for Imagine Entertainment, alongside Edward Bates and Kim Roth. No production schedule was given.

Johnny Knoxville most recently starred in Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa. He will also provide the voice of Leonardo in this summer's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.