Pilot Scoop: David Walton to Headline Jason Katims' NBC Adaptation of About a Boy
The project, based on the book and subsequent 2002 film starring Hugh Grant and Nicholas Hoult, centers on the relationship between a man-child (Walton) and the young boy who moves in next door.
Walton just wrapped up a multi-episode arc on Fox’s New Girl.
Katims, who knows his way around film-to-TV adaptations having shepherded both Friday Night Lights and Parenthood, penned the script. Jon Favreau is on board to direct the pilot.Follow @MichaelAusiello