THR is reporting that Seth Gordon, the director behind “Four Christmases” is in talks to helm the movie adaptation of the best seller, “King Dork,” from Frank Portman.
The film, which will be produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s Gary Sanchez Prods., are distributing the film through Sony.
Published in 2006, “Dork” centers on teenage misfit Tom Henderson, a student who is tormented by all sorts of cliques and seeks refuge in music. He also attempts to uncover the truth about his late father, who died under hazy circumstances while combing through some books.
Upon publication, the novel drew accolades for its portrayal of a highly self-aware high school student and its frank discussion of sex, drugs and other tricky topics.
This is totally unrelated, but it gave me a chuckle.