PARENTHOOD’s Jason Katims and IRON MAN’s Jon Favreau To Team For NBC’s ABOUT A BOY: THE SERIES Pilot!!
Jon Favreau, who help score a big hit for NBC when he directed the pilot for “Revolution,” just signed to helm the network’s comedy pilot “About A Boy,” based on the 2002 movie and the novel by Nick Hornby.
The switch to comedy is no stretch for Favreau, who got big laughs out of big-screen efforts like “Made,” “Elf” and even “Iron Man.”
The pilot was written by Katims, who served as showrunner on two earlier NBC projects: “Friday Night Lights” and “Parenthood.”
“About A Boy” follows a wealthy man of leisure who strikes up a surprising friendship with the young and fatherless boy who moves in next door.
Find Deadline’s exclusive on the matter here.
Readers Talkbackcomments powered by Disqus
- BARBIE. The Movie. -- 148 total posts 18 posts
- There Will Soon Be No More Orci / Kurtzman Movies!?!? + One Of Them Is Pushing To Direct The Third JJVerse STAR TREK Film!! -- 352 total posts 15 posts
- The First Official BTS Shots From JURASSIC WORLD Are Here!! -- 82 total posts 14 posts
- They're going to have to look for another MIDNIGHT RIDER, because after that tragedy, William Hurt ain't stickin' around! -- 42 total posts 13 posts
- UPDATED (21:55): Trailer taken down by IFC! The trailer for BOYHOOD takes us through a decade-plus of the life of young lead actor Ellan Coltrane! -- 20 total posts 12 posts
- Tom Hardy (as twins) and Emily Browning to star in Brian Helgeland's gangster flick, LEGEND! -- 19 total posts 10 posts
- Robert Downey Jr. seems to be tweeting a picture a day from the set of Avengers: Age of Ultron... -- 111 total posts 10 posts
- "Where do you stand on Michael Buble?" "His windpipe?" Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon have more celebrity impressions up their sleeves in THE TRIP TO ITALY trailer! -- 30 total posts 8 posts
- Director Colin Trevorrow Talks The Bigger Picture Of JURASSIC WORLD!! -- 71 total posts 7 posts
- Check Out the Trailer for EJECTA - From PONTYPOOL Scribe Tony Burgess! -- 13 total posts 6 posts