Mike Birbiglia Looking to Follow up SLEEPWALK WITH ME with Film Based on His New Stand-Up Act, MY GIRLFRIEND’S BOYFRIEND

     February 19, 2013

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2012 was filled with great movies, and one of them was comedian Mike Birbiglia‘s debut feature, Sleepwalk with Me.  The film was based on Birbiglia’s one-man show/book, and was developed into a movie in association with Ira Glass and This American Life.  The movie won the Audience Award at Sundance, and it’s currently on Netflix Instant, so I highly encourage you to check it out.  But now we’re left wondering what Birbiglia will do for a follow-up, and it looks like he’ll be going with the same creative trajectory as Sleepwalk with Me for his new project, an adaptation of My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend.

Hit the jump for more.

Birbiglia tells THR:

I’m writing a screen adaptation of [his most recent stand-up act] My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend. Which will have a different name, but that was the jumping-off point. I’m working on that right now, and I’m shooting a concert special of My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend in about a month from now, and that should come out in the fall.

The stand-up comedian adds that he’ll probably act in his new movie, but being an actor is not a “long-term” ambition of his, and he’ll probably step aside if he writes a screenplay that’s not based on his personal experiences.  “I don’t want to force a square peg in a round hole,” says Birbiglia.

Finally, in case you still need more convincing to watch Sleepwalk with Me, here’s the trailer:

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