David Duchovny is set to write, direct, and star in the film adaptation of his novel, Bucky F*cking Dent.
The novel, which topped the best-seller list at release, tells the late 70s story of Ted Fullilove — aka Mr. Peanut — who is wasting his Ivy League education by vending peanuts at Yankee Stadium while he struggles to write the next Great American Novel. When it rains, it pours, of course, and Ted soon learns that his father, Marty, is dying of lung cancer. Ted moves back to his childhood home to aid Marty in his transition to whatever comes next when we die, and also repair the damage that years of distance has created between the pair. The unique twist (it’s Duchovny, of course, there is a unique twist) is that Marty becomes more ill when the Red Sox lose, so Ted engineers a ruse with the assistance of Mariana in which the Red Sox appear to erase the curse of the Bambino and win all of their closing games in 1978.
Duchovny will bring Marty to life on-screen for the film, and is currently the only confirmed member for the cast.
This news was first reported by Variety. Bucky F*cking Dent is reportedly set to film later this year. Stay tuned with Nerds & Beyond as updates on Duchovny’s new project come to light!