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Jon Favreau is to direct new NBC pilot About a Boy. The comedy - from Parenthood's Jason Katims - is based on the Nick Hornby novel of the same name.

[Left: Jon Favreau / Right: Nicholas Hoult in 2002's 'About a Boy'] Hornby's book was previously adapted into a 2002 film starring Hugh Grant and Nicholas Hoult. Favreau - who recently directed the pilot for NBC's hit drama Revolution - is now attached to the new television version, Deadline reports. The actor/director is known for helming 2008's Iron Man and its 2010 sequel, as well as (more) »


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