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    Johnny Knoxville Takes a Sick Day, Cast in Film Loosely Based on Ferris Bueller

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    Don't call it a remake…

    Johnny Knoxville has signed on to play the lead role in Sick Day, a new comedy loosely based on the cult classic Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

    According to Deadline, the Jackass star will star in the Jeremy Garelick flick which follows three friends who have a tradition of using one sick day a year to live out their wildest fantasies.

    So far, casting info for the other two friends has not been announced yet.

    Yep, that sounds right up Knoxville's alley…

    The actor's latest project, the reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, is about to hit theaters after months of anticipation.

    WATCH: Check out the trailer for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

    Knoxville plays the voice of Leonardo in the Michael Bay-produced film that also stars Megan Fox as the lead role of April O'Neil.

    Bay and Fox had a famous falling out back in 2010 but have settled their differences for the remake.

    Bay announced on his website that the two had buried the hatchet and that Fox was "back into the family" after being cast in the film.

    The action-packed movie also stars Will ArnettWhoopi Goldberg and Saturday Night Live's Abby Elliott.

    (E! and Universal Pictures are both part of the NBCUniversal family.)

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