Fresh Off Win at Oscars, Writer/Actor Lands Lead Role in Fox Project

Feb 29, 2012  •  Post A Comment

When you’re hot, you’re hot: Just a few days after winning an Academy Award for best adapted screenply for “The Descendants,” Nat Faxon has landed the lead role in a new Fox comedy pilot.

Faxon will play the title role in “Ned Fox Is My Manny,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.

"The project revolves around Abby Elliott’s Kate, a single mother who gets an assist from her brother who moves in with her to help her raise her baby in the project previously known as ‘Ben Fox is My Manny,’" the story says.

Faxon will play Ned Fox, Kate’s brother, who is based on writer Dana Fox’s brother, Ben Fox, the story adds.

The "Ned Fox" cast also includes Lucy Punch, Maggie Jones and Echo Kellum. The single-camera project is from Chernin Entertainment and 20th Television.

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