Casa de Mi Padre director Matt Piedmont has signed on to direct the long-gestating adaptation King Dork for Nala Films and Gary Sanchez Productions.

We first reported on this project way back in July 2009, when Gary Sanchez Productions acquired the rights to Frank Portman's novel for Seth Gordon to direct. Now Gary Sanchez Productions is teaming with their Casa de Mi Padre partners Nala Films to co-produce this adaptation. The story centers on two best friends in 1987, whose love of rock and roll music helps them get through their time in high school, where they are branded as outsiders.

Matt Piedmont is directing King Dork from an adapted script by D.V. DeVincentis. Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Kevin J. Messick, and Chris Henchy are producing for Gary Sanchez Productions, with Emilio Diez Barroso and Darlene Caamano producing for Nala Films. Production is scheduled to begin this June in Connecticut.

King Dork was the first project acquired by Gary Sanchez Productions six years ago. It is said that Will Ferrell loves the script, and there are several parts he may be able to play, but it is too early to tell at this point.