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“This American Life” story to be turned into film

John Mulhern

by: John Mulhern
May 31st, 2011

This American Life has been a major staple of public radio for over fifteen years now, showing the more amazing side of peoples' lives. The show has given us hundreds of memorable stories, and endlessly entertains its audience with every new episode. The show is now more famous as a podcast than a radio show, with every episode being available on their website.

Now one of these stories is being adapted to a film by Disney called THE GIRLFRIEND EQUATION.

This won't mark the first time a TAL story has been adapted for the big screen. The 2006 children's film UNACCOMPANIED MINORS was based off an episode, and the real story of Steven Soderbergh's THE INFORMANT! was chronicled in an episode. This new film will follow an MIT student who tries to impress the girl of his dreams with complex math. Host of the show Ira Glass is on board as executive producer.

I always love geek gets the girl movies, so this already sounds like a film I would fall in love with depending on the tone. It is exciting to see Glass involved in the project, as he could probably steer the film in the right direction as he seemingly does the show every single week. Hopefully this film pans out, and maybe it will spawn other projects based off the series.

Source THR, via Cinema Blend

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