‘The Rosie Project’: book-to-movie adaptation coming soon

Pssst have you heard about ‘The Rosie Project‘ by Graeme Simsion? If you haven’t, this is what the story is about:

Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date. He is a man who can count all his friends on the fingers of one hand, whose lifelong difficulty with social rituals has convinced him that he is simply not wired for romance. So when an acquaintance informs him that he would make a “wonderful” husband, his first reaction is shock. Yet he must concede to the statistical probability that there is someone for everyone, and he embarks upon The Wife Project. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which he approaches all things, Don sets out to find the perfect partner. She will be punctual and logical—most definitely not a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker, or a late-arriver.

Yet Rosie Jarman is all these things. She is also beguiling, fiery, intelligent—and on a quest of her own. She is looking for her biological father, a search that a certain DNA expert might be able to help her with. Don’s Wife Project takes a back burner to the Father Project and an unlikely relationship blooms, forcing the scientifically minded geneticist to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie—and the realisation that love is not always what looks good on paper.

‘The Rosie Project’ by Graeme Simsion

There is even a book trailer (click ‘Play’ to view):

Sony Pictures has bought the movie rights to the novel and approached Phil Lord and Christopher Miller to direct. Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber (past works include ‘(500) Days Of Summer’ and ‘The Fault In Our Stars’) are set to write the screenplay. No news on the cast and tentative release date.

For more information on the book and movie, visit the official website and/or Facebook page. You could also follow the author on Twitter.


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