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'Iron Man's Jon Favreau to direct 'About a Boy' TV pilot

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Jon Favreau is to direct new NBC pilot About a Boy.

The comedy - from Parenthood's Jason Katims - is based on the Nick Hornby novel of the same name.

Jon Favreau arrives at the premiere of "The Avengers" in Los Angeles, Wednesday, April 11, 2012.

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About a Boy (2002)

[Left: Jon Favreau / Right: Nicholas Hoult in 2002's 'About a Boy']

Hornby's book was previously adapted into a 2002 film starring Hugh Grant and Nicholas Hoult.

Favreau - who recently directed the pilot for NBC's hit drama Revolution - is now attached to the new television version, Deadline reports.

The actor/director is known for helming 2008's Iron Man and its 2010 sequel, as well as 2011's Cowboys & Aliens.

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He was also recently announced to be directing an episode of The Office's ninth and final season.

NBC's About a Boy pilot marks the second attempt to bring the book to television, with Fox previously shooting a pilot in 2003. That adaptation - which was not picked up to series - featured Grey's Anatomy actor Patrick Dempsey in the lead role and was directed by Ken Kwapis (The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants).

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Watch a clip from the About a Boy movie below:

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