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‘Fakebook’ Movie Gets Real at Ineffable Pictures (EXCLUSIVE)

Cicirelli's book chronicles double life

Ineffable Pictures has logged on to “Fakebook: A True Story Based on Actual Lies,” picking up feature film rights to the recent non-fiction book by Dave Cicirelli.

Published by Sourcebooks this year, “Fakebook” is Cicirelli’s account of his mid-20s decision in 2009 to reinvent himself, posting a bogus note on Facebook announcing he is quitting his job, dropping everything and walking west. Only his parents and two close friends knew that the post was a hoax so a large portion of Cicirelli’s Facebook friends followed him as he began living a life of made up episodes, supported by photoshopped documentary evidence and accompanied by fictional girlfriend Amish Kate.

The memoir chronicles fake Facebook adventures and their impact on Cicirelli’s real life as he began to feel jealous of his fictional alter ego and faced the increasing difficulty of maintaining his charade of a double life — one in the real world and one in cyberspace.

Ineffable founder Raffi Kryszek said, “Aside from the amazing true story chronicled in “Fakebook,” we were especially intrigued by Cicirelli’s sharp cultural insight. This is the first book we’ve seen that honestly and—often hilariously—manages to deal with the increasingly pervasive impact social media has on our everyday relationships.”

Ineffable’s development slate of adaptations includes “The Repeat Year” by Andrea Lochen, “The Fix: Soccer and Organized Crime” by Declan Hill and “Excuse Us While We Kiss The Sky” written by Matthew Power, which is being adapted into an action thriller by Ian Shorr.

Ineffable has also optioned Lisa Desrochers’ three book series “Personal Demons”; Colleen Houck’s “Tiger’s Curse,” which is being adapted by Julie Plec for Paramount; and Heather Swain’s forthcoming novel “The Last Apple” with Lane Shefter Bishop.

The deal for “Fakebook” was done by Sean Daily at Hotchkiss and Associates on behalf of Stephen Barr at Writers House.

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