MUMBAI: DreamWorks has picked up the filming rights of Eat, Sleep, Poop: A
Common Sense Guide to Your Baby's First Year for producers Walter Parkes and
Laurie MacDonald to adapt into a feature comedy.
is the first partnership between Dreamworks and Parkes/MacDonald's new development
fund with Imagenation Abu Dhabi.
Allen and Caleb Wilson, who penned the Vince Vaughn-Reese Witherspoon comedy Four
Christmases are on board to write.
is a guidebook by Beverly Hills-based pediatrician Scott W. Cohen. The first
book of a planned series is a common sense guide for parents with newborns. It
also follows Cohen's experiences raising his own child, which in many ways defied
much of what he learned in medical school and ultimately altered how he advises
of Cohen's patients was the wife of Chris Fenton, a principal at comedy production
outfit H2F and a father of three-year-old twins. The doctor pitched a book idea
to Fenton, who then put the writer in touch with a lit agent and the deal with
Scribner was struck.
Fenton brought up the book during a lunch with Parkes/MacDonald
exec Anson Avellar, who squired the idea away to his bosses. Before long, a pre-emptive
bid was in the works.
guidebooks on birthing and parenthood are hot in Hollywood. Two weeks ago Lionsgate
and Phoenix Pictures teamed to bring pregnancy series What to Expect When You're
Expecting to the big screen.
is set to launch the book on 30 March.