Posted on Tuesday, October 9th, 2007 by Peter Sciretta
“I know this is going to sound strange, but would you mind being my girlfriend for the next five minutes?”
Michael Cera (Superbad, Juno) and Kat Dennings (40 Year Old Virgin)Â have signed on to star in Mandate Pictures’ big screen adaptation of Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist (interesting title).
Based on the novel by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan, screenplay adaptation by by Lorene Scafaria (Sweet Relief), and directed by Peter Sollett (Raising Victor Vargas). It all starts when Nick asks Norah to be his girlfriend for five minutes. He only needs five minutes to avoid his ex-girlfriend, who’s just walked in to his band’s show. With a new guy. And then, with one kiss, Nick and Norah are off on an adventure set against the backdrop of New York City-and smack in the middle of all the joy, anxiety, confusion, and excitement of a first date.
This he said/she said romance told by YA stars Rachel Cohn and David Levithan is a sexy, funny roller coaster of a story about one date over one very long night, with two teenagers, both recovering from broken hearts, who are just trying to figure out who they want to be-and where the next great band is playing.
Told in alternating chapters, teeming with music references, humor, angst, and endearing side characters, this is a love story you’ll wish were your very own. Working together for the first time, Rachel Cohn and David Levithan have combined forces to create a book that is sure to grab readers of all ages and never let them go.
You can read chapter one of the book for FREE at this link. Production is scheduled to begin later this year.