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'What To Expect When You're Expecting' is delivered a director

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Director Kirk Jones (Everybody’s Fine) has been hired by Lionsgate to helm the ensemble fictionalized comedy version of What To Expect When You’re Expecting, the guide book practically every soon-to-be-mom has at her nightstand. It’s a peculiar project, tapping the name of a popular book that’s really a how-to medical text and adding a slate of disparate characters dealing with the ups and downs of impending babyhood. Shauna Cross (Whip It) is credited with the most recent script. Meanwhile, this experiment has been attempted before: He’s Just Not That Into You was a similar non-fiction best seller that got the fictional big-screen treatment, and Tina Fey’s Mean Girls was adapted from the cliques-and-bullies tome Queen Bees and Wannabes.

While few may have expected What To Expect… to someday become a film, the project is now clearly moving forward. What other unlikely non-fiction text do you think should be made into a movie?