STOP ENCOURAGING THESE CREEPY CHILD MANNEQUINS.

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11.18.10 22 Comments

In what may be the worst decision ever made, according to the

Sources say that actor is circling the project, an adaptation of a book by a nine-year old boy revolving around advice on how to deal with the opposite sex. Downey, along with wife and producing partner Susan Downey, would also come aboard as a producer, joining Shawn Levy and his 21 Laps banner.

Girls was written by Alec Greven, then 9 years old, as a school project. It landed the boy a publishing deal (at least three other How to Talk to … books have been written) and put him on talk shows across the country.

Ben Karlin and Stu Zicherman wrote a draft but word is that the project is being reconceived and developed as a Downey vehicle. Susan Downey will spearhead the development process and will oversee the hiring of a writer. At the time of Fox acquisition, Levy said he wanted to make a comedy in the tone of Big.

Aw, a 9-year-old wrote a book, isn’t that adorable? NO. IT’S NOT F*CKING ADORABLE AT ALL.  IT’S CREEPY AND WEIRD AND THE PEOPLE ENCOURAGING IT SHOULD HAVE TO PAY FOR THE HEROIN REHAB.  Aw, look, we took a human being and turned him into a talking action figure for Oprah fans!  Isn’t it great?  It’s so lifelike, it even wears sweaters!  Guuuuuuuuuuuhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. The only thing worse than a media-trained adult is a media-trained child.  Unfortunately, Greven isn’t the only one of these.  Stare into the eye of the beast after the jump, but consider yourselves warned.

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Vince Mancini is a writer, comedian, and podcaster. A graduate of Columbia’s non-fiction MFA program, his work has appeared on FilmDrunk, the UPROXX network, the Portland Mercury, the East Bay Express, and all over his mom’s refrigerator.

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