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ABOUT A BOY on NBC – First Look

May 12, 2013 by  

If you liked any version of ABOUT A BOY, the NBC take on the book/movie likely intrigues you a bit as well. (It certainly does for me, plus as a bonus, they snagged a solid cast.)

Take a look at some photos from the pilot and the official description (and hopefully video soon!)…

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NBC’s take: “Based on the best-selling Nick Hornby (“High Fidelity,” “An Education”) novel, writer Jason Katims (“Friday Night Lights,” “Parenthood”) and director Jon Favreau (“Iron Man,” “Revolution”) present a different kind of coming-of-age story. Will Freeman (David Walton, “Bent,” “Perfect Couples”) lives a charmed existence as the ultimate man-child. After writing a hit song, he was granted a life of free time, free love and freedom from financial woes. He’s single, unemployed and loving it. So imagine his surprise when Fiona (Minnie Driver, “Good Will Hunting,” “Barney’s Version”), a needy single mom and her oddly charming 11-year-old son, Marcus (Benjamin Stockham, “1600 Penn”), move in next door and disrupt his perfect world. When Marcus begins dropping by his home unannounced, Will’s not so sure about being a kid’s new best friend, until, of course, Will discovers that women find single dads irresistible. That changes everything and a deal is struck: Marcus will pretend to be Will’s son and, in return, Marcus is allowed to chill at Will’s house. Before he realizes it, Will starts to enjoy the visits and even finds himself looking out for the kid. In fact, this newfound friendship may very well teach him a thing or two that he never imagined possible — about himself and caring for others.

Writer Jason Katims, director Jon Favreau, Tim Bevan (“Les Misérables,” “About a Boy”), Eric Fellner (“Les Misérables,” “About a Boy”), Liza Chasin (“Les Misérables,” “About a Boy”), Robert De Niro (“About a Boy,” “Meet the Parents”) and Jane Rosenthal (“About a Boy,” “Meet the Parents”) serve as executive producers. “About a Boy” is a production of Universal Television, Working Title Television, True Jack Productions and Tribeca Productions.”

Do you think you’ll be checking the show out?

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2 Responses to “ABOUT A BOY on NBC – First Look”

  1. Sarah on May 12th, 2013 8:21 pm

    Yes, I will check it out. loved the book (and the movie), not sure how it will translate to a week after week show, but I like Minnie Driver a LOT and I like David Walton…for the most part. I sometimes he hasn’t quite ‘fit’ some of the roles he’s had, so it will be interesting to see if this one has a better feel to it.

  2. SLP on July 8th, 2013 9:30 pm

    I loved the movie so much that (one of my 10 desert island picks) that I can’t watch the TV show cause I know it will suck in comparison