A couple of years ago, Hugh Jackman was all set to star in Avon Man, with the actor at the time seeing it as a priority. However for various reason he ended up dropping out of the film, and since then it’s pretty much been in stasis. Now though, Deadline reports that Mark Wahlberg is in early talks to star in the 20th Century Fox comedy Avon Man.
The movie is about a group of guys who are laid off from an auto dealership. One of them reluctantly becomes an Avon salesman. While he initially expects this to be emasculating, he relies on his charm and becomes a top seller. He then has to save his town and help his struggling family by recruiting his macho unemployed pals to hawk beauty products so that they can win a regional contest.
There’s no director currently attached, although getting one will be first order of business if Whalberg does sign on.