Friday, January 19, 2007
What Sucks...Shredded Wheat
Is this anyone’s favorite cereal? Can it be the crappiest cereal of all time?
Putting a frosty side on this thing is like putting perfume on a dookie. It’s like eating a bowl of hay. You need the milk just to get it down.
I’m writing a screenplay right now about the epic battle between the guy who invented Shredded Wheat, and the guy whose idea it was to have the company cover one side of the shredded wheat with frosting. Its still a first draft, the entire thing takes place in one conference room and right now the screenplay is running at about 242 pages which means it runs at just over 4 hours, so I’d probably have to cut it down a little.
I was thinking of Kevin Spacey for the role of Mr. Devlin and probably go with a younger actor like Ryan Gosling for the role of Lester, but a buddy of mine walks Jeff Goldblum’s dog and mentioned the idea to Goldblum and he said he’d be interested in Lester, needless to say, if he goes for that then all bets are off for the Gosling. It’s based on a true story although not everything in the screenplay is 100 accurate. This is right at the beginning of act 3. Here’s an excerpt. (you can click on it to make it larger)