Buddy Holly is Alive and Well On Ganymede: The Movie?

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Jon Heder is set to star as yet another geek, whose life has been interrupted by transmissions from Buddy Holly in the live action translation of Bradley Denton's cracked-out novel, Buddy Holly Is Alive And Well On Ganymede.

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Heder plays Oliver Vale, whom the trades describe as:

An average geek whose uneventful life changes when Buddy Holly turns up on every TV channel and declares that Vale is the only one who understands why this is happening — which causes Vale to be pursued by a mob of disguised aliens.

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The film will be directed by Robert Rugan, who's responsible for Alice's Misadventures in Wonderland. What's the verdict?
[Via Variety]

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DavidLomax
DavidLomax

This is an excellent novel. Not his best, but that doesn't mean anything other than that he's done even better since. I've always thought this would make a good madcap movie.