Jon Heder will star in the sci-fi comedy "Buddy Holly Is Alive and Well on Ganymede" says Variety.
An adaptation of Bradley Denton's book Heder plays Oliver Vale, an average geek whose uneventful life changes when music legend 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.
Robert Rugan wrote and will direct the pic. Molly Mayeux and Michael Hennessy will produce.
Heder is the king of playing off beat characters... "Napoleon Dynamite" He will next woo Kristen Bell, on the big screen in the January comedy When in Rome