British actress Minnie Driver will be joining David Walton ("New Girl") for the TV adaptation of "About a Boy" that NBC is working on for fall 2013.
David Walton will play a fireman and hardened bachelor. He will make the ultimate sacrifice: looking after someone other than himself. The man will bond with the 9-year-old girl who lives next door with her bizarre mother, who is also single. Minnie Driver will play the girl's mother, Fiona.
This is not the first time movie actress Driver has undertaken work on the small screen. She played the lead in "The Riches," a story about a family of swindlers broadcast in 2007 and 2008 on FX. She also appeared in the top US comedy "Modern Family."
Jason Katims, the creator of "Friday Night Lights" and "Parenthood," will direct the "About a Boy" TV adaptation. The pilot episode will be produced by Jon Favreau.