June 11, 2009 / 4:06 AM / 8 years ago

Hedges on tap for Zappa's "Odd" movie idea

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Peter Hedges has signed on to write and direct “The Odd Life of Timothy Green,” a modern-day fable based on an idea by Ahmet Zappa.

<p>Actress Selma Blair and her husband, actor Ahmet Zappa, arrive as guests at the premiere of the romantic comedy film "Must Love Dogs" in Hollywood July 21, 2005. REUTERS/Fred Prouser</p>

Zappa and Scott Sanders will produce the film for Walt Disney Studios.

Disney is keeping plot details under tight wraps. The project is understood to be a high priority for the studio.

Zappa, son of Frank Zappa, is a principal at Disney-based production shingle Monsterfoot Prods. and also runs Kingdom Comics, the studio’s graphic novel publishing unit.

Hedges received an Oscar nomination for co-writing the screen adaptation of “About a Boy.” He wrote and directed the Steve Carell comedy-drama “Dan in Real Life.”

Editing by Sheri Linden at Reuters

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