NBC has cast Minnie Driver
as the female lead in their adaptation of "About A Boy
," according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Driver will play Fiona, the role originated by Toni Collette
in the 2002 film of the same name. "New Girl
's" David Walton
will play Will, an immature bachelor who befriends a boy who moves in next door with his slightly crazy mom (Driver).
Fiona is described as an "eccentric and quirky mother who is attempting to find herself following a recent divorce. She's in a stage of 'vegan throwback hippie-ness' and still sad about the split when she and her son move next door to Will to San Francisco in the hopes that they can improve their lives."
The pilot is being scripted by Jason Katims
, the man behind the critically acclaimed adaptations of "Friday Night Lights
" and "Parenthood
" for the network. According to THR, Katims wrote the role with Driver in mind.