Adam Markovitz
August 13, 2009 AT 09:30 AM EDT

Napoleon Dynamite star Jon Heder is attached to star in the sci fi comedy Buddy Holly Is Alive and Well on Ganymede, reports Variety. Based on the graphic novel by Bradley Denton, the film follows a geek (to be played by Heder) who is chased by undercover aliens after receiving a cryptic message from Buddy Holly on TV. Heder will shoot the movie during breaks from his untitled Comedy Central sitcom.

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