It was a great Simon & Garfunkel song, and now Little Miss Sunshine producers Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa are teaming with director Seth Gordon on a feature film titled The Only Living Boy in New York for Columbia Pictures. Berger and Yerxa have had a successful year in indie land; they also produced Little Children which, along with Sunshine, combined for seven Oscar nominations and two wins (both for Sunshine). With a script from Allan Loeb (Things We Lost in the Fire), pic is being described as a coming-of-age drama about a recent college graduate who is seduced by his father's mistress.
As a director, Gordon crashed onto the scene this past January when his documentary King of Kong was all the rage at Slamdance. Picturehouse will distribute the pic, while New Line snatched up the feature remake rights to produce the film as a narrative with Gordon attached to direct that as well. The Simon & Garfunkel flick (which is what I'm calling it, because I'm sure that song will be all over this bad boy) sounds interesting (if you like stories about a father and son shacking up with the same gal), but I am dying to see King of Kong. I don't know, there's just something about watching a group of video game fans fighting to break world records that gets me all fired up to dust off the old Playstation 2 and take on a new adventure.