The novel “Average American Male” has been picked up by Fox Atomic with Betty Thomas on board to produce with an eye to direct says The Hollywood Reporter.
“Average’s” unnamed narrator is a man in his late 20s who hangs out with his friends and girlfriend, plays video games and holds an insignificant job.
He reveals to readers his racy thoughts on his girlfriend, watching porn, his disgust with people in general and that he should either live life alone or bite the marriage bullet.
Interest in “Average” sparked when three one-minute viral videos were produced for YouTube. They were an immediate hit with more than one million views, pushing book sales.
Author Chad Kultgen will adapt his own work into the script. Thomas remains tapped to direct the movie version of the series “Dallas.”