Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist Scribe Set to Write the “40 Days of Dating” Movie
4:14 pm, September 18th | by Colette McIntyre
“40 Days of Dating” was a blogperiment (experiblog?) in which two friends who were unlucky in love decided to date for forty days. Jessica Walsh and Tim Goodman are both incredibly successful New York graphic designers, SVA professors, and attractive in ways I thought only existed in J. Crew catalogs, but they suffer from two opposing relationship problems: while Walsh is a serial monogamist, Goodman is afraid of commitment. In an effort to change their behavior, the pair agreed to go through the motions of a relationship, seeing each other every day, and recorded every step on their blog. Even though I can barely tolerate listening to my friends’ push-pull, on-again-off-again, ooh I don’t want you, I don’t know if I need you, chica cherry cola antics, I became deeply invested in Jessim. I wasn’t the only one — “40 Days of Dating” quickly went viral.
Every moment between these crazy telegenic kids was like a movie you would’ve really loved when you were a college freshman: there was cab ride kissing, an emotional trip to Disney World, even an eight-hour hand-holding montage soundtracked by Animal Collective! Unsurprisingly, after a bit of a bidding war, Warner Bros. acquired the “40 Days” film rights. The studio isn’t wasting any time either (as the saying goes, “you have to strike when the blog is hot and the Interneterati are inclined to snark”): The Vow director Michael Sucsy and Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist writer Lorene Scafaria are set to bring the project to screen. According to Deadline, the deal also included Walsh’s and Goodman’s life rights, which sounds like some wait-’till-the-clock-strikes-midnight-meet-the-Devil-at-the-crossroads-sell-your-soul-for-a-romcom-and-a-barrel-of-whiskey shit to me.
So congrats on the movie, you no-longer-lovebirds! Enjoy the whiskey!