‘The Game’ Will Fictionalize Douchebag Pick-Up Artists

Friday, July 8 by

If there can be an ensemble romcom adapted from What to Expect When You’re Expecting, there can surely be a film that’s based on Neil Strauss’ The Game, the bestselling book on how to pick up women.

MGM certainly agrees, recruiting Solitary Man writing/directing team Brian Koppelman and David Levien to work their magic on the source material, rewriting the project that had been kicking around in Hollywood hell with both Chris Weitz and Rawson Marshall Thurber attached to direct at different times. Chris Weitz and his brothe Paul will be sticking around in producer capacities.

The talent behind this production coupled with the absurdity of the source material makes this a promising project.

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  1. July 8, 2011 5:40 pm


    The Game is not actually a guide to picking up women. It is an autobiography of author Strauss, chronicling the story of his conversion from 40 year old virgin, to successful pick-up guru. It is a fascinating and compelling book, that highlights both the supposed glamor of the pick-up game and the absolutely sad, lonely emptiness of being a douchebag. Even my wife thought it was an awesome book. If handled correctly the movie will be fucking great.

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