Louis C.K. — director, writer and star of the critically acclaimed FX comedy Louie — has set his sights on conquering the big screen.
The Mexican-born comedian will write, direct and star in the forthcoming indie feature I'm A Cop. The film will be produced by Scott Rudin, the Hollywood heavyweight behind No Country For Old Men, The Social Network and more.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, I'm A Cop will follow a depressed, middle-aged man who volunteers as a police officer. He lives in the shadow of his mother, a highly-decorated, retired cop. When she dies, her influence forces him to become a "real" police officer. The role sounds like a departure from C.K.'s previous turn as a police officer. The comedian played Dave Sanderson, a mild-mannered cop, on six episodes of Parks and Recreation.
Louis C.K. has won five Emmy Awards for his television work. Louie returns for its fifth season in April.