KING DORK next for CASA DE MI PADRE helmer Matt Piedmont

While it wasn’t THE HUNGER GAMES, Matt Piedmont’s Will Ferrell-starring comedy CASA DE MI PADRE was not only an indie, foreign box office success, but also one of Ferrell’s most well received comedies in quite some time.  And for his troubles, Piedmont may have found himself a brand new project.

Deadline reports that Piedmont will team with Ferrell’s Gary Sanchez Productions to work on an adaptation of KING DORK, from writer Frank Portman.  The film will follow “best friends Tom and Sam, two outsiders who bond over their shared love of classic rock and roll, which helps them cope with the agony of getting through high school in 1987.”

Variety furthers the story, revealing that PROJECT X lead Thomas Mann is in talks to star in the film, as Tom, with Keir Gilhchrist being looked at for Sam.  The only other locked in actor is Nick Offerman, who will play Tom’s stepfather.

Personally, while I’m not familiar at all with the book, I do love the premise, and this cast is shaping up to be something really special.  Offerman is a true blue star, and while I haven’t seen PROJECT X, Mann seems like a serviceable comedic lead.  Hopefully this one can finally see the light of day, as it’s been gestating for what seems like a lifetime.

Source Deadline via Variety

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Born in the tiny Michigan city known as Holland, and raised in the even smaller city known as Saugatuck, I have been a film geek for the majority of my life, and have known film was my passion ever since the final frame of THE LION KING. I’m a romantic with a thing for 60’s pop music (preferably French), John Keats poems, and an even bigger thing for film noir. Currently a Journalism Major at Grand Valley State University, I am using my love of film, and my deathly, ninja-like, skill behind the keyboard to slowly take over the world. When I’m not writing about or watching film, I’m listening to music, particularly from the likes of TV on the Radio, Best Coast, and Semi Precious Weapons. I play the ukulele, and I also have a deep and intense love for Gustavo Santaolalla and Ennio Morricone, but then again, who doesn’t. I was drum major for my high school marching band for two years, I’m one of the four people who actually watched Dollhouse, and my favorite film of all time is Godard’s BREATHLESS. I’m a wannabe screenwriter, a wild thing, a nerd, a geek, and most importantly, I’m a lover of film. Oh, and I want to be Captain Planet when I grow up.

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