David Duchovny is set to take on the challenge of adapting his own best selling novel ‘Bucky F*cking Dent.’

Duchovny will write, direct and star in the feature that is set in New York in 1978 and follows an aimless thirty-something named Ted, who moves back in with his father Marty (Duchovny) after learning of his terminal illness. Marty is looking to make up for lost time, but his health seems to deteriorate whenever his beloved Red Sox lose a game (a condition familiar to Boston sports fans of the era). With help from a crew of neighbourhood old-timers and Mariana – Marty’s Nuyorican grief counsellor – Ted orchestrates an intricate plan to provide the illusion of a Sox winning streak to keep Marty’s spirit up (and heart beating).

The project is said to be “an ode to the bond between father and son” and a true underdog story.

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Jordan Yale Levine and Jordan Beckerman of Yale Productions will produce the picture.

“We’re thrilled to be working with David to bring this amazing story to life,” said Yale Levine and Beckerman. “His passion and vision for this film are so clear, and the themes of this story – father and son, life and death – are deeply meaningful and universal.”

Duchovny was most recently seen in the Judd Apatow comedy, ‘The Bubble,’ and appeared (as himself) on ‘The Chair,’ both of which debuted on Netflix. He is also set to star in the upcoming Kenya Barris comedy, ‘You People,’ again for Netflix. He will also star alongside Meg Ryan in ‘What Happens Later.’