Go the F to Sleep Heads to the Big Screen


Fox 2000 has plans to bring to the big screen the hit children’s book parody Go the F–k to Sleep (which will be slightly retitled to Go the F to Sleep). Deadline reports that Ken Marino and his wife, Erica Oyama Marino, will provide the screenplay.

The book, first published in 2011, is officially described as follows:

“Go the F–k to Sleep” is a bedtime book for parents who live in the real world, where a few snoozing kitties and cutesy rhymes don’t always send a toddler sailing blissfully off to dreamland. Profane, affectionate, and radically honest, California Book Award–winning author Adam Mansbach’s verses perfectly capture the familiar—and unspoken—tribulations of putting your little angel down for the night. In the process, they open up a conversation about parenting, granting us permission to admit our frustrations and laugh at their absurdity.

With illustrations by Ricardo Cortés, “Go the F–k to Sleep” is beautiful, subversive, and pants-wettingly funny—a book for parents new, old, and expectant.

You probably should not read it to your children.

Karen Rosenfelt and Erwin Stoff are attached to produce the big screen version.