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Miles Teller to Become Marc Webb's 'Only Living Boy in New York'

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November 5, 2014
Source: Variety

Miles Teller

After making quite the splash in indie films like The Spectacular Now and Whiplash (the latter is in limited theaters right now), Divergent and forthcoming Fantastic Four star Miles Teller is ready to return to the indie world with The Only Living Boy in New York. The project also sees The Amazing Spider-Man franchise director Marc Webb returning to indies after making a name for himself by directing (500) Days of Summer over five years ago. The script comes from Allen Loeb (Rock of Ages, The Dilemma) and producers Ron Yerxa and Albert Berger of Little Miss Sunshine and Ruby Sparks are behind the film too.

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. Logan Lerman was previously attached to star in a version of the film directed by Seth Gordon, but this assembly of talent sounds a little more appealing. Variety says the film would have come sooner, but Webb was focusing on The Amazing Spider-Man franchise. Now he's figuring out what his next project will be, since it won't be The Amazing Spider-Man 3 just yet.

The return to the indie world for Marc Webb couldn't come at a better time as The Amazing Spider-Man franchise has failed to be as successful as Sony Pictures hoped. Webb will hopefully be able to deliver another great indie story, especially with a gifted rising star like Teller on board, but he's also considering directing a project called The Gifted at Fox Searchlight. Webb has also been linked to plenty of other 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 he's got plenty of other non Spider-Man films to take on. Sound good?

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  • whoa!
    I would have been interested if Logan Lerman was still attached to this but since he's not, I have no desire to see this at all. Lerman is way more talented and appealing than this Miles Teller dude, especially after seeing Lerman's steller performances in Perks and the recent Fury. This Teller dude looks like a poor man's Chandler Bing from Friends.
    • SCAL-LA-BREEN-E
      I havent seen any of his other stuff... But Miles was pretty darn good in The Spectacular Now. Havent heard anything bad about Whiplash either.
      • whoa!
        I've seen both films you mentioned and was not impressed by Miles at all. I kept picturing other actors that I thought would better fit those roles. This guy has no screen presence whatsoever and seems boring. As for this film's plot, hasn't this been done before? It sounds no different than any other generic situation comedy, so I will definitely be skipping this one, especially with this boring actor as the lead.
  • DAVIDPD
    Sounds pretty good. I liked Teller's previous work. I think I can already predict the ending so this will have to rely on solid acting to work for me.

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