In the small world of screenwriting, Dan Fogelman is what you would refer to as “enormously successful.” The writer of the animated films Tangled, Bolt, and Pixar‘s Cars has recentl taken to directing, and he’s got no shortage of those opportunities flying towards him with Imagine and Crazy, Stupid, Love, both starring Steve Carell.
Not content focusing on those, Fogelman is working with production company Indian Paintbrush on an adaptation of Me & Earl & the Dying Girl, which is hopefully funnier than its title would lead us to believe. The story focuses on a popular teenager whose mother makes him befriend a sick girl who changes his outlook on friendship. Sick people are always making you appreciate stuff. So lame…
It’s uncertain when this fine piece of book will make it to the big screen, especially in light of Fogelman’s packed schedule, but expect to see it before life expectancies reach 400 years and the subject matter becomes unrelatable. (Deadline)