Director Seth Gordon is staying in business with Universal Pictures.
After helming the hit comedy Identify Thief for the studio, Gordon has boarded the thriller One Night on the Hudson as a starring vehicle for his Horrible Bosses stars Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis.
Universal nabbed the spec by T.J. Fixman, which first made the rounds in 2011 but languished.
The story revolves around a by-the-books rookie cop on his first night on the job and his jaded veteran partner. The pair are tasked with transporting a federal witness from New Jersey to Manhattan. The only things standing between them: dirty cops, dirty criminals and the Hudson River.
Gordon has been on a tear since he first burst on to the scene with the 2007 Slamdance documentary The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters. Identity Thief marks his third film to cross the $100 million domestic box office threshold (joining Horrible Bosses and Four Christmases). One Night on the Hudson would mark his first thriller.
Gordon and Day are repped by WME.
Gordon is also handled by Brillstein Entertainment and Warren Dern.
Day, who stars on, writes and exec produces It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, is additionally handled by 3 Arts and attorney David Weber.
Sudeikis, a castmember of Saturday Night Live, is also set to reprise his Horrible Bosses 2 alongside Day. He will next appear in We're the Millers opposite Jennifer Aniston.
Fixman, who has penned a number of video games, is repped by UTA and Fourth Floor Prods.
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