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Go the F*** to the Movie Theater

The news that Fox 2000 is adapting Go the Fuck to Sleep into a feature-length film, penned by husband-and-wife screenwriting duo Ken Marino (The State, Wanderlust, Role Models, Childrens Hospital) and Erica Oyama (Burning Love) is setting off a media firestorm.

What are the odds that Samuel L. Jackson or Werner Herzog, who both contributed hilarious and unforgettable audio versions of the book, make cameos in the film? (Or perhaps even this charming grandmother?)

Here’s some press about this news:

Los Angeles Times: “Rated F? Non-kids’ book ‘Go the … to Sleep’ could become film”

Entertainment Weekly: “Ken Marino and wife to adapt ‘Go the F–k to Sleep'”

IFC Fix: “‘Go the F—k to Sleep’ is getting a big screen adaptation”

“Ken Marino, the comedic actor best known for his roles in ‘Veronica Mars,’ ‘Childrens Hospital’ and ‘Role Models,’ is tackling the most epic children’s story of the current generation: ‘Go The F–k To Sleep.'”

Hollywood.com: “‘Go the F**k to Sleep’: An R-Rated Kids Movie?”

“Now, if visions of disappointing movies like He’s just Not That Into You or TV shows S**t My Dad Says — which both took clever, of-the-moment, albeit one-note ideas and effectively made them less so — just danced in your head, you can rest a little easier . . . Actor/writer/all-around hilarious human being Ken Marino (of Childrens HospitalParty Down, Veronica MarsWet Hot American Summer, and Role Models fame) and his wife Erica Oyama are adapting the delightfully foul-mouthed illustrated book for Fox 2000.”

FirstShowing.net: “Comedian Ken Marino & Wife Hired to Adapt ‘Go the F*ck to Sleep'”

“If there’s a comedian I can trust to do something innovative, funny and brilliant with the material, it’s Marino and his talented wife.”

Yahoo! Movies: “‘Go the F— to Sleep’: Coming the F— to a Theater Near You?”

Cinema Blend: “Go the F*ck to Sleep to Get a Movie Adapation from Ken Marino and Erica Oyama”

LAist: “Go the F— to Sleep’ is Being Turned into a Movie”

Jezebel: “Children’s Book Go the Fuck to Sleep is Getting a Fucking Film Adaptation”

The Onion‘s AV Club: “Fox to see if there’s maybe another joke in Go the Fuck to Sleep that could sustain a movie”

Deadline Hollywood: “‘Go the F— to Sleep’ Book Nabs Writers for Movie Adaptation”

Gawker: “‘Go the Fuck to Sleep’ is About to Become a Goddamn Movie”

Daily Mail (UK): “From the bedside table to the big screen: Best-selling ‘children’s book for adults’ Go the F*** to Sleep to become a movie”

Filmoria: “Burning Love team Adapting Go the F**k to Sleep”

Complex: “There is a ‘Go the F*** to Sleep’ Film in the Works”

“Of all the books to be adapted into films, we’ve gotta say, this is the last one we ever expected — but we can get behind this.”

Comingsoon.net: “Go the F to Sleep Heads to the Big Screen”

Posted: Apr 16, 2013

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