Disney Calculates The Girlfriend Equation


Walt Disney Pictures is planning to develop a feature called The Girlfriend Equation, inspired by a 2009 episode of “This American Life,” says a story at The Hollywood Reporter.

The story (which you can listen to by clicking here) deals with a Harvard physics student who modified the Drake Equation (the scientific formula used to estimate the number of hypothetical extraterrestial civilizations) to apply to his love life, estimating the odds of finding his romantic match.

Vince DiMeglio and Tim Rasmussen (Marmaduke, License to Wed) will provide the screenplay with Andrew Panay, Alex Ankeles and Ira Glass producing.