Jon Heder, known to most people as Napoleon Dynamite, has landed a role in the new film, “Buddy Holly Is Alive and Well on Ganymede,” an adaptation of the Bradley Denton comic sci-fi novel according to reports from Variety.

Production will get started just as soon as Heder finishes his work on a new, as of yet, untitled sitcom.

In the film, Heder will play Oliver Vale, an average geek whose uneventful life changes when Buddy Holly turns up on every TV channel and declares that Vale is the only one who understands why this is happening — which causes Vale to be pursued by a mob of disguised aliens.