2002 Hugh Grant film, About A Boy, to be turned into TV series!
The hugely popular and successful 2002 Hugh Grant film, About A Boy, is reportedly about to be turned into a US TV series!
According to the Metro newspaper the film, which told the story of a young boy with a depressive mother who befriended a middle aged man (Grant) with responsibility and commitment issues, is to be turned into a US sitcom.
Staring Hugh Grant as the middle aged man, Will , Nicholas Hoult, who went on to star in Skins as the young boy Marcus , Muriel’s Wedding star, Toni Collette as the depressive mother, and Mrs James Bond Rachel Weisz as Will’s love interest, the film at times used double voice-over narration, where the audience hears both Will’s and Marcus’s thoughts as their friendship progresses.
It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, and Hugh Grant was also nominated for a Golden Globe for his performance.
Now US network giants, NBC, is adapting the Working Title film for TV and has so far ordered a pilot for the series, which will be produced by Jason Katims.
Katims, whose previous credits include Friday Night Lights as an executive producer and NBC are joining forces with Universal Television, Working Title, Katims’ True Jack Productions and Robert De Niro’s company Tribeca Productions to bring the new comedy to life, with high expectations of its reception.
Like the film, About A Boy the series will be based on the novel of the same title, which was written by British writer Nick Hornby.
Watch the official trailer for the original film in the clip below: