Ladies, frost yourselves
Whether you like remakes or not isn’t of relevance here because How to Lose A Guy In 10 Days is a classic and everyone should be jumping from the rooftops for this one. Fine, you’re allowed your own reaction to this next bit of news (which you can probably guess by now), but only if you’re very, very happy about it: How to Lose A Guy In 10 Days is coming to the small screen.
The beloved, original rom-com starring Kate Hudson (Andie Anderson) and Matthew McConaughey (Benjamin Barry) is becoming a TV series, developed by Jeffrey Katzenberg’s Quibi, a new millennial-focused streaming service. Comedian Guy Branum of The Mindy Project and Chelsea Lately fame is set to write the show.
Officially, the TV show isn’t going to follow the exact storyline as the 2003 but judging but per an email from the streaming service, it will follow fairly closely: “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days follows a glib young online columnist and an oversexed advertising executive who both need to prove, once and for all, they’re capable of being monogamous. They soon discover, however, keeping a relationship is harder than Andie Anderson made it look!” seem to exist in the same universe, even calling out Kate Hudson’s character Andie Anderson,” Glamour reported.
People (for the most part) are here for it:
I’m listening...— Kelley Jacobs (@kelleywjacobs) August 2, 2019
FINALLY someone can address the question that has plagued me for 15+ years... was it 10 days or 10 dates? Because if it was 10 dates, surely they communicated between them? And if it wasn't, were they 10 in a row?— ((( MK ULTA ))) (@malkatz) August 2, 2019
How to lose a guy in 13-24 episodes— Jagger Czajka (@JaggerCzajka) August 2, 2019
NO— RENATA GHELLER (@regatta_gala) August 2, 2019
There's a typo in your tweet. I'm pretty sure you meant "Bebe Neuwirth in a tiara" pic.twitter.com/0jn0aGBbj7— Guy Branum (@guybranum) August 1, 2019
RomComs will exist forever because love and life keep going in spite of all the worst things.— Guy Branum (@guybranum) August 1, 2019
The movie, which had some gut-punching one-liners like, “You can’t lose something you never had,” was a classic and though some will argue it’s best to leave well enough alone, who doesn’t want to see a modern take on such a classic film?
Writer Branum joked about the obstacles he faces in tackling Andie and Ben’s love story on Twitter saying, “We were all certain you could not make a good romantic comedy anymore because print media is dead and RomCom ladies have to work at magazines, but against the tides of history, Quibi & Paramount have agreed to let me re-write How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days.”
We were all certain you could not make a good romantic comedy anymore because print media is dead and RomCom ladies have to work at magazines, but against the tides of history, Quibi & Paramount have agreed to let me re-write "How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days" https://t.co/A2YcnKqeCg pic.twitter.com/wnsAj2a24E
— Guy Branum (@guybranum) August 1, 2019
He also added: “I will be observing and consulting numerous photos of shirtless Matthew McConaughey to properly research this task,” he added in another tweet. Hey, you’ve got to get it right. Besides, who doesn’t want to see “Princess Sophia?”
If you’ve never seen the film (the hell?), advice columnist (Andie) wants to write a piece about how to get a man to leave you in ten days. Cue Ben, the arrogant exec, who believes he can make any woman fall in love with him and makes a bet to prove it. Throw in some hilarious miscommunication and a healthy dose of sexual tension and you’ve got yourself a match made in heaven.
No release date has been announced yet but some of us (ahem) will be waiting on pins and needles to find out.