Ron Livingston should be on everybody’s favorite actor list (not to mention he’s a really smart and nice guy). So I was receptive when his people shot me an email this afternoon that he’s booked two upcoming projects – the indie Ten Year, and the Walt Disney Pictures feature, The Odd Life Of Timothy Green, based on an original story by Ahmet Zappa. Livingston also recently wrapped production on the quirky Queens of Country. The co-star of Band of Brothers and the cult hits Office Space and Swingers, Livingston will always be remembered for playing the boyfriend who broke up with Sex And The City‘s Carrie Bradshaw via Post-It.
Disney has acquired the pitch Monster Witness Relocation Program by writers Ahmet Zappa and Michael Wilson. The pitch’s based on an original idea by Ahmet Zappa. Zappa’s Monsterfoot Productions will produce with Overbrook Entertainment. Word is that the film will be developed as a potential star vehicle for Karate Kid star Jaden Smith, but that hasn’t solidified yet.
Studio years ago acquired Zappa’s kid novel The Monstrous Memoirs of a Mighty McFearless, about a brother and sister who discover they hail from a long line of monster hunters. They have to learn the family business quick when their father is kidnapped and they take on the most diabolical creature in the universe.