Walt Disney Pictures has hired screenwriters Vince Di Meglio and Tim Rasmussen (Marmaduke) to write The Girlfriend Equation.

The project is based on the true story of an MIT graduate student who tries to use complex math equations to win the heart of his dream girl. The story was first told on the National Public Radio program This American Life in 2009.

Andrew Panay will produce The Girlfriend Equation through his Panay Films banner, which is based at Disney. Ira Glass will serve as the executive producer.

No production schedule was given for The Girlfriend Equation yet.