Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
The Perfect Night In
Great Movies From Warner Bros.
Subscribe To Empire
Sign up now and save up to 63%
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Toys Offer New Clues To The Film
And Kylo Ren talks at last...
New Spectre Poster Lands
Look out for that skull, 007!
First Teaser From Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children Arrives
Tim Burton's latest looks to turn back time...
Mahershala Ali Will Be Luke Cage's Cottonmouth
He'll be a big foe for our hero
Jason Momoa Starring In Braven
He's a lumberjack but he might not be okay for long...
Mark Ruffalo Says The Hulk Was Cut From Captain America: Civil War
No room for a Brucie bonus after a script change
Gerard Butler Finds The Headhunter's Calling
Business whizz meets personal crisis
New Trailer For The Lobster Simmers Online
Colin Farrell makes an excellent choice
Cate Blanchett Will Be Lucille Ball
In a new biopic written by Aaron Sorkin
Ansel Elgort Finds Code Name Veil
Starring in the CIA drama
Cary Fukunaga Explains His Exit From It
'We didn't want to make the same movie...'
Uzo Aduba Joins American Pastoral
David Strathairn and more also aboard Ewan Mcgregor's film
Scott Cooper In Talks To Direct American Wolf
Leonardo DiCaprio wants him to tackle the story of a hunter and his accidental act
Pilou Asbæk Will Be Game Of Thrones' Euron Greyjoy
The Danish actor will appear in season six
Edward Ashley Heads For The Lost City Of Z
Joining his In The Heart Of The Sea co-star Tom Holland
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
17 August 2015
Chris Evans Joins Marc Webb's Gifted
And Jeff Bridges may appear in The Only Living Boy In New York
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Fury (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Noah (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Stuck In Love (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Marc Webb May Head To New York
For The Only Living Boy...

15 August 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Thompson On Hollywood

submit to reddit

Marc Webb May Head To New York

Some films feel like they’re the weedy kid at school, never picked for teams and forced to sit on the development bench while their friends get called up to try their luck. For years, indie drama The Only Living Boy In New York has felt that way, with several directors and possible stars coming and going. But now, according to producers Ron Yerxa and Albert Berger, its time may finally have arrived. Again. And Marc Webb's on course to direct.

Talking with the always-excellent Ann Thompson about various subjects (including their latest release, Ruby Sparks), the indie powerhouse producing duo dropped a tiny mention that after seven years, they now have Amazing Spider-Man director Marc Webb attached the make the movie.

Taking its title from the Simon and Garfunkel song, the coming-of-age plot finds a young man learning that his oppressive father is having an affair. But when he tries to shut down the romance, he falls for the woman involved. Cue further familial dysfunction but also a chance for a learning experience thanks to some wise words from an odd neighbour.

When last this hit our sensors, Horrible Bosses director Seth Gordon was on board with Logan Lerman starring. Now Webb is the man in the folding chair, but of course there’s some element of suspense as to what he'll do next. Will it be this, some other project or another boy in New York, one Peter Parker, for the Spider-sequel? All this sounds as though the indie drama might be waiting a little longer. Hope it has a book handy…


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Elle Fanning Dives Into Olive's Ocean
A new young adult novel adaptation
Hugh Laurie May Be Robocop's Villain
UPDATE: He's no longer in talks


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
10 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Toys You’ll Want To Own
Falcon quad copter? BB-8 Sphero? We’re already asking for pay raises…

Wes Craven: Film By Film
Empire celebrates the late, great horror director

My Movie Life: Andrew Haigh
The 45 Years director on the movies that made him

Vanity Projects: The Musical Edition
A dozen more hits and misses from the rock and pop world

Inside The Martian: Empire Meets NASA
Prepare to science the shit out of it...

Deadpool: A Complete History
Empire's guide to The Merc With A Mouth, in comics and on screen

Spectre – Everything You Need To Know
Empire's essential briefing on James Bond's 24th outing

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 63%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)