Avon Man, a comedy pitch from writer Kevin Bisch (Hitch), is a project that Fox acquired for a high six figures, and it is being built as a star vehicle for Hugh Jackman.
The story is about men laid off from an auto dealership. One (Jackman) is reluctantly recruited into becoming an Avon salesman, and while the experience is initially emasculating, he uses his charm and good looks to become a top seller. The comedy takes on a “Full Monty” vibe when the car salesman sets out to save his financially strapped family and town by conscripting his buddies into the makeup business to win a regional contest.
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