Hollywood star David Duchovny will write, direct and star in “Bucky F*king Dent”, which is based on his book of the same name, a novel that topped best-seller lists and was adopted by critics.
According to Variety, “Bucky F*King Dent” is set in New York during 1978, and follows an aimless thirty-something named Ted, who lives with his father Marty (Duchovny) after learning of his terminal illness. ) goes back.
Marty seeks to make up for lost time, but his health begins to deteriorate whenever his beloved Red Sox loses a game (a condition familiar to Boston sports fans at the time).
With the help of a contingent of neighborhood old-timers and Mariana—Marty’s Nuorican grief counselor—Ted sets out to provide the illusion of a Sox winning streak in order to maintain Marty’s spirit (and heartbreak). Organizes complex planning.
The film has been described as “a tribute to the bond between father and son” and a true Dalit story.
“Bucky F*king Dent” will be shot later this year and will be produced by Jordan Yale Levine and Jordan Beckerman of Yale Productions.
Yale’s recently launched sales banner Great Escape, led by Nick Donnermeier, will present the project to buyers at Cannes this month, reports Variety.
At Cannes, The Great Escape is also handling sales of “The Kill Room” starring Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson and Joe Manganiello, along with Brittany Snow’s directorial debut “September 17”. Both films are produced by Yale.
“We are thrilled to be working with David to bring this amazing story to life,” said Yael Levine and Beckerman.
“His passion and vision for this film is very clear, and the themes of this story – father and son, life and death – are deeply meaningful and universal.”
Duchovny is best known for his work as FBI Agent Fox Mulder in ‘The X-Files’, as well as his turn as the self-destructive Hank Moody in Showtime’s ‘The X-Files’ .the counter,
they were recently seen Judd Apatow The comedy appeared in “The Bubble,” and “The Chair,” both of which debuted on Netflix.
Duchovny is set to star again for Netflix in the upcoming Kenya Barris comedy, ‘You People.
He will also star in “What Happens Later” for Bleacher Street alongside Meg Ryan.