Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey were the perfect onscreen couple in 2003's How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, weren't they? All that blonde, all that chemistry, all that gentle hilarity that we can totally get behind. It may be one of the most popular McConaughey titles of all time (at least among his stans), so it's only natural the concept is being turned into a TV show. According to Cosmopolitan, the show is pegged to be penned by Guy Branum, the brains behind Awkward and The Mindy Project. Don't look to Netflix or Amazon for your viewing schedule, though. There's a new player in town.
We were all certain you could not make a good romantic comedy anymore because print media is dead and RomCom ladies have to work at magazines, but against the tides of history, Quibi & Paramount have agreed to let me re-write "How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days" https://t.co/A2YcnKqeCg pic.twitter.com/wnsAj2a24E— Guy Branum (@guybranum) August 1, 2019
A new mobile-streaming platform called Quibi is set to release the hotly-anticipated series, so you might want to look into it. Branum shared the exciting news in a tweet last Thursday, reassuring fans worldwide that he's going to do our favorite noughties romcom justice - even if it goes against the modern-day trend. He went on to say that the only good way to research this incredibly profound and meaningful rewrite to start from the bottom and work his way up, aka by staring at pictures of McConaghey's abs and face in quick succession.
The movie focuses on magazine columnist Andie (Hudson) and playboy ad executive Benjamin (McConaughey). Andie wants to make Ben dump her as quickly as possible, while Ben secretly tries to get her to fall in love with him. As you might expect, all sorts of awkward and hilarious situations arise. It's not yet clear exactly what route Branum is going to go down with his screenplay, but given his experience in the industry, you can bet your bottom dollar he's going to hit it out of the park. Let's hope he can rope Hudson and McConaughey in for brief cameos too. Give the people what they want!
Since the movie was released, both actors have gone from strength to strength. Hudson has starred in Bride Wars, Nine, and Deepwater Horizon, while McConaughey has gone down a more dramatic route. He picked up an Oscar for his portrayal of AIDS sufferer Ron Woodroof in Dallas Buyers Club in 2013.