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Minnie Driver for NBC's About A Boy

The Deep (BBC)

Story by Jack Foley

MINNIE Driver is to star in a small screen version of About A Boy for NBC.

The British actress will play a single mother in the comedy, which is based on Nick Hornby’s novel and which has previously been turned into a successful movie starring Hugh Grant and Toni Collette.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show will follow the relationship between a bachelor man-child named Will (David Walton) and the young boy named Marcus who moves in next-door with his crazy, single mother, Fiona (Driver).

The drama will unfold in San Francisco, as Fiona struggles to find herself following a recent divorce.

Jon Favreau will direct the pilot, which is Driver’s third in as many years. She was previously attached to Nick and Jen last year and Hail Mary in 2011 but neither of the two moved forward.

The actress can currently be seen on the big screen in ensemble British comedy I Give It A Year.

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