Director Matt Piedmont (‘Casa de mi Padre,’ ‘Funny or Die Presents’) is set to helm an adaptation of Frank Portman’s 2006 novel ‘King Dork,’ reports Deadline.
The story follows Tom Henderson (a.k.a. King Dork), a typical American high school loser until he discovers the book, ‘The Catcher in the Rye,’ that will change the world as he knows it. When Tom discovers his deceased father’s copy of the Salinger classic, he finds himself in the middle of several interlocking conspiracies and at least half a dozen mysteries involving dead people, naked people, fake people, ESP, blood, a secret code, guitars, monks, witchcraft, the Bible, girls, the Crusades, a devil head, and rock and roll. And it all looks like it’s just the tip of a very odd iceberg of clues that may very well unravel the puzzle of his father’s death and–oddly–reveal the secret to attracting semihot girls.
Production on the film is set to kick off in June with a screenplay by D.V. DeVincentis (‘High Fidelity,’ ‘Grosse Point Blank’).
Gary Sanchez’s Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Kevin Messick and Chris Henchy will produce alongside Emilio Diez Barroso and Darlene Caamano Loquet of NALA Films.