Pilot Scoop: Minnie Driver Joins About a Boy

Michael Ausiello
Pilot Scoop: Minnie Driver Joins About a Boy

Minnie Driver has landed the female lead opposite Bent‘s David Walton in About a Boy, NBC’s Jason Katims-produced single-camera comedy pilot, TVLine has learned.

RELATED | 2013 Pilot Guide: Scoop on Next Fall’s Possible Newcomers 

The project, based on the book and subsequent 2002 film starring Hugh Grant and Nicholas Hoult, centers on the relationship between a man-child (Walton) and the young boy who moves in next door.

Driver, who scored an Oscar nomination for 1997′s Good Will Hunting, will play the young boy’s eccentric, recently-divorced mother, Fiona. Her TV credits include guest stints on Will & Grace and Modern Family, and a starring role in FX’s The Riches.

Related stories

Exclusive: The Office Pits Dwight Against Sopranos Vet Michael Imperioli

Parks and Recreation Wedding: 5 Spoilery Bits From Amy Poehler, Adam Scott and Mike Schur

Smash Recap: Dramaturg the Beat Around

Get more from TVLine.com: Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Newsletter