MGM has acquired the screen rights for the humor anthology book Things I've Learned From Women Who've Dumped Me, which is edited by Modern Family co-executive producer Ben Karlin. Here's the official description from the book's website.
Relationships end. And in most cases, even the most callow among us, even men, learn something from the experience. Now in this smart, funny, and insightful anthology, some of our most impressive comedic and creative (male) minds, including Stephen Colbert, Nick Hornby, Andy Richter, Bob Odenkirk, Patton Oswalt, Dan Savage, and Adam Schlesinger, share with us what they've learned from that all-too-universal experience: being dumped.
Whether it be major life lessons, like "The Heart is a Choking Hazard," simple truths like, "A Dog is No Reason to Stay Together," or profound realizations like, "Persistence is for Suckers, Things I've Learned From Women Who've Dumped Me is about that salient something men take away from failed relationships.
Not a touchy-feely, self-help book, this extraordinary collection is packed with stories often painful, sometimes poignant, but always entertaining, from men you probably thought never got dumped -- or if they did, would never admit it."
Kyle Pennekamp and Scott Turpel, who wrote the upcoming CBS Films comedy Get a Job, have been hired to write the screenplay adaptation, with Ben Karlin and Kevin Misher producing. No production schedule was given. It isn't immediately clear if the comedians and actors who appear in the book will come along for the feature adaptation as well.