Seth Gordon to Direct King Dork

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Seth Gordon (Four Christmases, The King of Kong) is in talks to direct King Dork, the high school comedy-drama based on Frank Portman’s young-adult novel, says The Hollywood Reporter.

Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s Gary Sanchez Productions, which is producing the film, had set up the project at Paramount Vantage. But with the dissolution of that unit, the project has migrated to Sony.

Published in 2006, “Dork” centers on teenage misfit Tom Henderson, a student who is tormented by all sorts of cliques and seeks refuge in music. He also attempts to uncover the truth about his late father, who died under hazy circumstances while combing through some books.