7 February 2013 2:39 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

David Walton (Bent) has signed on to star in NBC’s Jason Katims-produced single-camera comedy pilot About a Boy, TVLine has confirmed.

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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. »

- Michael Ausiello

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