Jon Heder to star in Buddy Holly ... on Ganymede

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

Jon Heder is set to star in Buddy Holly Is Alive and Well on Ganymede, an adaptation of the Bradley Denton comic sci-fi novel, Variety reported. Robert Rugan wrote the script and will direct.

Heder will shoot the film when he has time off from the untitled sitcom he stars in. Laffer, produced by Gary Sanchez Prods. and Debmar-Mercury, will air on Comedy Central. ...

In the film, Heder will play Oliver Vale, an average geek whose uneventful life changes when 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.