Louis C.K. to Write, Direct and Star in 'I'm a Cop'

Louis C.K. to Write, Direct and Star in 'I'm a Cop'
Currently in the midst of a years-long career high, comedy god Louis C.K. has been busy with his acclaimed new standup special and his acclaimed television series Louie, which is currently in its fifth season. Rather than take a break or slow down, he's just announced plans to write, direct and star in a new comedy film.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, C.K. will bring his auteur skills back to the big screen with the new film I'm a Cop. The film will be produced by Scott Rudin, Dave Becky and Blair Breard. Breard has also served as a producer on many of C.K.'s specials as well as his series.

I'm a Cop follows a depressed middle-aged man who serves as a volunteer police officer. When his mother — a respected former officer herself — passes away, the man works toward becoming a real cop. Louis C.K. has played a sad-sack cop in the past with his cameo on Parks & Recreation (see above).

For what it's worth, this is hardly C.K.'s first time directing a film. In 2001, he helmed the Chris Rock vehicle Pootie Tang, which he also co-wrote. Though it's hardly the sort of top shelf, critic-proof comedy that C.K. trades in these days, it's still a cult classic with some worthwhile jokes.

Stay tuned for more information on I'm a Cop as it becomes available.