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David Duchovny will take his novel to the cinema in a film where he will be the protagonist and director

The 61-year-old star is adapting her own book for the big screen. (DPA Picture Alliance/Hubert Boesl/Macmillan)
The 61-year-old star is adapting her own book for the big screen. (DPA Picture Alliance/Hubert Boesl/Macmillan)

american actor David Duchevy will write, direct and star in the film adaptation of Bucky F*cking Dent, the novel that he published in 2016 and was positioned in the list of the best-selling titles of that same year. Praised by literary critics, the book will now make the leap to the big screen under the creative direction – in every way – of its own author.

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The story is set in the time of 1978 in New York, and follows Ted, an aimless thirtysomething, as he returns to live with his father, Marty (Duchovny), after he receives a diagnosis of a terminal illness. As she seeks to make up for lost time with her son, her health begins to deteriorate further as she witnesses the failures of the Red Sox on the playing field. And as strange as it sounds, this was a very common condition among sports fans in Boston during that time.

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David Duchovny is best known for his role as Fox Mulder in "The X-Files." (Star Plus)
David Duchovny is best known for his role as Fox Mulder in “The X-Files.” (Star Plus)

This is how Ted turns to a group of neighborhood veterans and Mariana, Marty’s grief counselor, to carry out a plan and give his father the illusion of a winning streak for the baseball team in order to maintain his spirit. alive and his heart still beating. According to Varietythe project is described as “an ode to the bond between father and son”.

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The shooting of Bucky F*cking Dentunder the direction of David Duchevy, will start at the end of this 2022 and the production will be in charge of Jordan Yale Levine and Jordan Beckerman of Yale Production. “We are delighted to work with David to bring this incredible story to life,” they both said. “His passion and vision of him for this film are very clear, and the themes of this story – father and son, life and death – are deeply meaningful and universal.” Later, the film will be presented to buyers in Cannes by the Great Escape company.

Throughout 11 seasons, the actor co-starred in this science fiction series alongside Gillian Anderson. (Star Plus)
Throughout 11 seasons, the actor co-starred in this science fiction series alongside Gillian Anderson. (Star Plus)

David Duchovny’s career on TV and his future projects in the cinema

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Originally from New York, David Duchevy forged his television career in the early 1990s. He had a minor role in Twin Peaks as a DEA agent and returned to life as a detective figure in the unforgettable The secret X files (The X-Files), in which he shared the leading role with Gillian Anderson for 11 seasons. Between 2007 and 2014, he also shone with his leading role as Hank Moody in the acclaimed Californication.

Recently, the 61-year-old star appeared on The bubblethe comedy directed by Judd Apatow, and played himself in The Chair, both productions released through Netflix. Soon, he will join the cast of You People, another comedy from the giant of the “N” that is the original creation of the writer and producer Kenya Barris. He will also co-star in the film What Happens Laterdirected by Meg Ryan.

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