(Dammit, who taught my mom how to use Craigslist)
Dreamworks just paid mid six figures for a romantic comedy pitch with stories based on Craigslist Missed Connections ads. Still no word on whether I’ll be receiving royalties for all those times I rubbed my boner on chicks on the subway.
Based on a comics anthology edited by Julia Wertz, the Andrea McCloud pitch revolves around four intersecting love stories derived from missed-connections ads. George Tillman Jr. (Notorious, Soul Food) is attached to direct and produce.
Wertz’s “I Saw You …” collected comics based on real-life missed-connection ads on Craigslist and in local papers. Random House’s Three Rivers Press imprint published the trade paperback in February. [THR]
As a guy, I’d be far more inclined to watch a movie based on the Casual Encounters section. “Craigslist.Orgy, Cumming This Summer.” But as long as they’re making crappy, Love Actually-style movies based on Missed Connections, I think it’s only fair that they use this one:
From original FilmDrunkard-turned-professional blogger Robopanda over at GammaSquad:
fargo craigslist – personals – missed connections
New Moon midnight showing – m4w – 27 (Fargo, ND)
Date: 2009-11-20, 9:35AM CST
i sat behind you at he midnight showing of New Moon last night. Me: medium height, dark hair, long nails, mysterious. You: straight long blond hair, full ruby lips, you were wearing black cargo pants and a twilight hoodie. as your hair draped down behind your seat i just has to hold it and smell it deeply(pantene. great choice). i dont remember much ov the movie but i will always remember the smell and texture of your hair. the way you sound when you whisper and laugh. after the movie i followed you and your friend to perkin’s. i waited outside in my car so i could watch you eat and smile. i followed you home and made sure you got there safely.i noticed you left you car unlocked so i went to have a look into your life. i can tell by looking in your car that we have a lot in common. if you want your dash ornaments back you will have to meet me and we can have a great time getting to know each other. “grin” [CraigslistFargo]
It’s fitting that that ad came from Fargo, because there’s a good chance a person who answered it would end up in a wood chipper.