Surnow’s That Face Goes to Universal


“24” creator Joel Surnow’s romantic comedy screenplay That Face will be made by Morgan Creek Productions and released domestically by Universal Pictures, 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.

Before earning two Emmys for “24,” Surnow was the head writer on “Miami Vice,” executive producer on “The Equalizer” and “La Femme Nikita” and a writer on more than a dozen series.