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David Walton Cast in About a Boy Pilot

BENT -- Season 1 -- Pictured: David Walton as Pete -- Photo by: Mitchell Haaseth/NBC

Were you maybe a little sadder than you should've been when Jess's hunky doctor boyfriend abruptly left New Girl? Good news: He found a new job — specifically, the lead role in NBC's About a Boy pilot. Jason Katims will write the adaptation (from the Nick Hornby book of the same name); Jon Favreau will direct. And if anyone on the casting team has a sense of humor, Nicholas Hoult will also soon be involved. Come on, it'd be fun.

Photo: Mitchell Haaseth/NBC