According to the Hollywood Reporter, a couple of the producers of “Little Miss Sunshine” are working on a film named after the Simon & Garfunkel song that was featured in the recent film “Garden State.” Seth Gordon is set to direct “The Only Living Boy In New York“:
Helmer Seth Gordon is teaming with “Little Miss Sunshine” producers Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa to direct “Only Living Boy in New York” for Columbia Pictures. The “Sunshine” pair will produce the coming-of-age drama through their Bona Fide Prods. shingle.
Penned by Allan Loeb (“Things We Lost in the Fire”), the story centers on a recent college graduate who is seduced by his father’s mistress.
John Fogel will serve as an executive producer.
Sony’s Doug Belgrad and Jonathan Krauss are shepherding the project for the studio.
Berger and Yerxa’s sleeper hit “Sunshine” became a critical and boxoffice success, nabbing two Academy Awards. The pair’s recent credits include Todd Field’s “Little Children” for New Line Cinema.
Gordon’s credits include this year’s Slamdance hit documentary “The King of Kong,” which followed diehard video game fans competing to break world records playing classic arcade games. Picturehouse will distribute the film, and New Line Cinema acquired the feature remake rights, which Gordon also will direct.
Gordon is repped by Endeavor, Brillstein-Grey and attorneys at Archer Norris.