Marc Webb Now Slated to Direct 'The Only Living Boy in New York'
Back in April 2011 it was reported that Logan Lerman, star of The Three Musketeers and the adaptation of The Perks of Being a Wallflower, was going to headline The Only Living Boy in New York, an indie film that had Horrible Bosses and King of Kong director Seth Gordon attached to direct. Now Thompson on Hollywood (via The Playlist) has word that (500) Days of Summer and The Amazing Spider-Man director Marc Webb is attached to helm. The news comes from Little Miss Sunshine and Ruby Sparks producers Ron Yerxa and Albert Berger who have been trying to get the film off the ground for seven years now.
It's not clear if Lerman is still on board, but the film follows a young man who learns that his overbearing father is having an affair. When the boy tries to stop the affair, he finds himself getting romantically involved with the woman as well and gets advice about love from a quirky neighbor. Sounds like the perfect film for Webb to take on, especially knowing the charming kind of anti-romance he put together with (500) Days of Summer. Of course, Webb is still in consideration for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, not to mention projects like a remake of Just Another Love Story, the musical Jesus Christ Superstar and the apocalyptic sci-fi flick The Age of Rage, so there's no telling if this new project will stick.