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Warner Brothers Developing Drink, Play, F@#k Adaptation

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August 4, 2008

Drink, Play, F@#k

The title of this book, Drink, Play, F@#k, is probably enough to grab your attention, but when when you find out more about this comedy, you may genuinely be interested. The book is a response to Elizabeth Gilbert's memoir Eat, Pray, Love, which tells the story of her quest to find peace after a painful divorce by seeking culinary solace in Italy, spiritual comfort in India and a romantic respite in Indonesia. On the flip side, Andrew Gottlieb's book, which is not at all directly connected and doesn't hit bookshelves until next January, tells the story of a man seeking solace after his wife leaves him, in which he goes on a drinking spree in Ireland, takes a gambling jaunt to Las Vegas and a embarks on a sex-tourism trip to Thailand. And if that's not enough, Paramount and Warner Bros. will be going head-to-head with adaptations of each.

There's not much additional commentary to add to this news, but I since the title itself already gave me a smile, I thought I should mention it. Plus I love studio rivalries, and seeing Paramount adapt Eat, Pray, Love and now Warner Brothers adapt Drink, Play, F@#k, I smile even more with visions of marketing battles and publicity stunts. This does sound a bit like an answer to Darko Entertainment's adaptation of Tucker Max's book I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell, a similar story about a guy who abandons his friends at a wedding in pursuit of "carnal interest." Unfortunately I've heard that film is pretty awful, so hopefully these two books turn out to be much more worthwhile adaptations. Anyone else interested?

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  • Nate
    I might actually check that book out, sounds fun.
  • Just out of curiosity, is there any information as to why you think I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell's film adaptation is "pretty awful"? I recently read the book and can see how it could be adapted into a screenplay by the author. Is it the cast/crew?
  • DougC
    I think it'll be fun too. And who knows, maybe a few of us will learn a thing or two ;D
  • harrison
    have they even started filming for tucker max yet?
  • I think they're on Day 14 of filming, or somewhere around there. I check back on the production blog once a week or so, there's some pretty insightful stuff in there for anyone wanting to get into movies. Here's the link: http://ihopetheyservebeerinhell.com/
  • Stavros
  • Haha, sounds funny, but this doesn't necessarily mean it will get made. Hopefully the book does well enough for it to though.
  • Derrick
    The Tucker Max script leaked out a few months ago. It is VERY lame. It is unfunny, pretensious, and hostile towards anyone who isn't an entitled, upper-middle class white male. In fact, had Tucker's parents not the money to pay for his education, he'd probably find a home among skinhead Nazis.
  • KG
    I'm just curious as to how someone can intelligently say, "I hear a movie is pretty awful," when it's only halfway through filming? We've all seen movies where the final product was better than the original script and vice versa, but to make a statement like that without having even seen (or even heard about) a screening seems to show quite a bias. Reminds me of George Carlin talking about not liking certain foods when he was a kid. "How do you know you don't like it if you've never even tried it?"-----"It came to me in a dream."
  • MXD
    GREAT title - LOVE this concept! It hilariously voiced men's internal response to the women's sappy, sentimental book (though, to be fair, I haven't read it, but it SOUNDS awful). Fantastic!!!

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