Will Gluck, the man behind one of 2010's surprise hits and one of 2011's more promising romcoms, is angling to get his hands on the story of a man who wanted to give his girlfriend the moon.
Gluck wants to adapt Ben Mezrich's book "Sex on the Moon," about a NASA employee who set out to steal moon rocks for his gf, reported 24 Frames. Mezrich's previous book "The Accidental Billionaire" was the foundation for Aaron Sorkin's screenplay for "The Social Network.
This would be Gluck's third consecutive film at Sony. "Easy A," starring Emma Stone, was that rare beast: the intelligent and funny teen sex comedy. And Gluck's next film, "Friends With Benefits," stars Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake as, well, you know...
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"Sex on the Moon" isn't being released until July 12, here's the official synopsis:
Thad Roberts, a fellow in a prestigious NASA program had an idea—a romantic, albeit crazy, idea. He wanted to give his girlfriend the moon. Literally.
Thad convinced his girlfriend and another female accomplice, both NASA interns, to break into an impregnable laboratory at NASA—past security checkpoints, an electronically locked door with cipher security codes, and camera-lined hallways—and help him steal the most precious objects in the world: the moon rocks.
But what does one do with an item so valuable that it’s illegal even to own? And was Thad Roberts—undeniably gifted, picked for one of the most competitive scientific posts imaginable, a possible astronaut—really what he seemed?
Mezrich has pored over thousands of pages of court records, FBI transcripts, and NASA documents and has interviewed most of the participants in the crime to reconstruct this Ocean’s Eleven–style heist, a madcap story of genius, love, and duplicity that reads like a Hollywood thrill ride.
So, yeah, we'd watch that.