‘Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus’ Finds a Director
As if we needed another self-help book adaptation after ‘What to Expect When You’re Expecting.’ But this one somehow already sounds worse — the best-selling book ‘Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus’ by John Gray is getting its own film, starring Reese Witherspoon, and it just picked up a director… which means it’s really happening.
Since the gender gap wasn’t already wide enough, Hollywood has decided to rub our noses in the ‘Men Are From Mars…’ nonsense once again. According to Deadline, commercials director Bryan Buckley has been hired to make his directorial debut with the self-help adaptation for Lionsgate Summit.
The script comes courtesy of Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont, whose hit and miss record includes ‘Can’t Hardly Wait,’ ‘Surviving Christmas,’ ‘Made of Honor,’ and ‘Leap Year.’
‘Men Are From Mars…’ is the best selling non-fiction book of all time, with 7 million copies currently in circulation. Though the “non-fiction” part is definitely debatable, seeing as it’s a book of one man’s opinions on relationships and marriage, and how men are different from women and thus each sex must be dealt with in its own special way. You know, because it’s fun to attach stigmas to genders and make us feel that much more alien to one another! Three cheers for Hollywood!