Thompson on Hollywood

Word is out that actor-writer-director Scott Coffey (Ellie Parker) has attached Emma Roberts to play a post-Stanford poet working in a bookstore in his coming-of-age Adult World. I also hear that Coffey has an offer out to in-demand Zach Galifianakis for a juicy role in the pic, written by Andrew Cochran.

The comedian is in demand. Since he broke out in The Hangover, specialty-niche drama It's Kind of a Funny Story and DreamWorks ensemble Dinner for Schmucks disappointed at the box office, but raucous comedy Due Date, a two-hander with Robert Downey, Jr., scored $200-million worldwide. And the upcoming comedies Hangover Part II, The Muppets and currently filming Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie should only make Galifianakis even more attractive.