October 2, 2014

Graeme Simsion, image taken from Facebook
Graeme Simsion, image taken from Facebook

Hollywood, CA – Phil Lord and Chris Miller who have given us such blockbusters as The LEGO Movie and 22 Jump Street are turning Graeme Simsion’s The Rosie Project into a movie.

The Roise Project, first published in Australia and the UK, centers around Don Tillman, a professor of genetics who has Asperger’s  Like most people with the learning difference, he finds socializing to be extremely hard, never getting that desired second date.

To fix this problem he creates The Wife Project, a questionnaire that will help find his perfect woman: punctual, doesn’t drink or smoke, and will adapt to his routine based lifestyle. Instead he finds Rosie, a woman who sports none of the qualities he wants, but all the qualities he may need.

While the original uproxx.com article claims this in development film sounds a little to close to Along Came Polly, it notes that Lord and Miller have great talent for turning would-be flops into masterpieces, and this film is bound to be no different.

Autism Daily Newscast reported earlier in the year that Bill Gates added The Rosie Project to his top six books of 2014, calling the popular page-turner one of the most profound novels he’s ever read. The article can be read here. With a recommendation like that it’s easy to understand why Hollywood is eager to turn this best seller into a blockbuster.

The original article  by Vince Mancini on the Uproxx.com website can be read here

Contributed by Audrey L. Hollingshead

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