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Movie Adaptation Of “Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man” Shoots This Summer!

Looks like the movie adaptation of Steve Harvey’s best-selling book Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man is moving full speed ahead.

Long time readers of this site will recall our announcement back in the summer of 2009, when Will Packer (Stomp The Yard, Obsessed, Takers) of the burgeoning production powerhouse, Rainforest Films, along with Screen Gems, acquired the film rights to the book, which was atop the New York Times Best Sellers List for at least 6 straight months.

Well, 2 years later (how time flies) according to a series of tweets by Mr Packer himself just minutes ago, the screenplay adaptation is apparently done, with the film scheduled to shoot this summer.

To wit… Packer tweeted: “MY NEXT MOVIE BASED ON @IAmSteveHarvey’s bestseller “Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man” shoots this summer… All my real up and coming actors stay tuned for casting info… All my 15MIN OF FAME ppl stay tuned to learn how you can win a walk on role. I’ll be on @IAmSteveHarvey’s show next Tues to give details.

And you know I’ll be listening for those details, so that I can share here.

Packer didn’t mention anything further, notably who will direct and who has been cast, etc. But we’ll find out soon enough.

Given that Harvey’s book isn’t a fictional narrative (although some may disagree :)), it’s anyone’s guess how Packer and company have translated the content to script.

I haven’t read Steve Harvey’s book, so maybe those of you who have can chime in…

Stay tuned…

11 comments to Movie Adaptation Of “Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man” Shoots This Summer!

  • I actually (much to my chagrin) read that book, just out of curiousity.
    He basically goes on & on about “real life women” who’ve asked him for advice and told him about their mis-adventures.
    He paints these scenarios about what men really want, what we’ll do, what we won’t do, & why.

    Some of it I agree with, some of it I don’t.
    Take it with a huge grain of salt. Steve Harvey is very biased when it comes to his definition of what a “real man” is.

    I see this movie turning out to be like “He’s Just Not That Into You”.
    Both books pretty much have the same ethos.
    This, I imagine, will probably have an ensamble cast, portraying different situations that Harvey wrote about.

    I feel this is just an opportunity for Harvey to cash in on the “Lee Daniels/Tyler Perry” themed movies that appeal to the Black Chrisitan demographic.
    It is what it is.

  • *Florida Evans voice* DAMN, DAMN, DAMN!!!!

  • Who in the hell would listen to Steve Harvey’s advice on love? Seriously!?

    Who likes being pimp slapped like they’re a bald head sucker bob.

    Who saw that Neo-Negro Steve Harvey on BET? I mean, who watched BET’s 10th anniversary of gospel? Well, who saw those fake ass tears? Come on, Steve Harvey may be a good comedian and a best selling author, but a great actor he is not.

    Why did the old owl, Stevie (I wonder) Harvey, subject us to those fake ass tears – huh? What made that boy believe for one minute, that we wanted to see his ugly ass drop 10 minutes of tears? What the hell was he crying about? What, his 5th wife left him? It couldn’t have been about remorse, gratefulness or repentance.

    Don’t get me wrong, Stevie knows something about love and all it’s uglyness, but WTF was Steve (The Rabbit) Harvey crying about?

    Let me set this up. Toward the end of the show, Mr Harvey was mentioned for his 10 year commitment to the gospel show. Okay, I got that. And the Reverend Ike and Jim Baker were doing their thang for 50 years… but I digress.

    “Well-Wishers” like sponsors, Donnie McClurkin and Fred Hammond came out to sing over Stevie I Wonder, I mean Steve Harvey. But couldn’t Mr Harvey see that nobody was buying his tears? I mean, Eli (Book of Eli)could have seen that, and he was blind.

    Donnie McClukin sang “We All Fall Down”. Now check this, “We all fall down, but we get up/ for a saint is just a sinner but we get up”

    Listen, I don’t know what Steve heard, but during McClurkins performance, Ol’ Stevedore really stoked the engines. But his 4th wife (yes 4th) was sitting next to him, and I swear I heard her whisper…. “Nigga, cut that shit out, you’re embarrassing me”.

    But see, Steve wasn’t done. After a short commercial break, Mr Harvey came back to the stage and slapped us one mo gin. This Mfer couldn’t leave it alone. This quasi-part-time-pulpit-pimp, had the nerve to fix his face in a strained effort to grunt out one more tear. But even his dusty ass soul couldn’t muster up one more drop of fake-ass-nish. He crunched his face and mumbled a few words, and then slithered off the stage.

    I don’t know, maybe it’s me, but I don’t like being pimp slapped – I never have. So yeah, please please please Steve Harvey and BET and Ebony magazine, would yawl please take your foot out of my ass and stop pimp slapping me!

    Listen, even president Obama had a few words for the wannabe love doctor.

    The New Wizard (President Obama) said “I am granting wishes today, so who will be the first Tudor turtle to find their destiny?”

    The horse mouth Harvey said: “Hey prez, since I am the love doctor, I want to be the president of The United States. I want to spread love and unity to get this country back on the right path”

    President Obama said, “Boy, first, didn’t you read those letters on my suit? Recognize that I am the Wizard and the HNIC and the president, so act like you have some damn sense and address me with respect. My name is Mr. President. But listen, asking you for advice on love, is like asking Jack The Ripper for a band-aid. Yes, he’s going to produce a band-aid, and cut your damn throat at the same time. What would your past nine wives have to say about you being the love doctor? Yep, you cut them deep and low. However, now you want to be the president? Okay… **POOF**

    The big lip love doctor that wanted to be the president was off to spread love as the love doctor president. His first stop: All the black folks of the US. After a very short period, he didn’t want to be the president any more.

    The horse mouth Steve Harey said, “Help me, Mr. Wizard! They are killing me, espeacially that fool CareyCarey”

    The Wizard Obamas said, “Drizzle, drazzle, druzzle, drome; time for zis one to come home. Boy, didn’t I tell you to be what you is, and not what you are not? First, love don’t love nobody – huh? I saw your HBO special “quit trippin, God ain’t done with me yet”. Well in spite of your new found faith and your title of Brown Love Doctor, I bet some people would not let you forget your past. I can assume they mentioned your education, your momma, and your daddy and all of your wives. And, your vernacular was probably “too black” for some. Some folks even said you were too rich to understand their problems. I bet some people even took shots at your religion. Yep, love is a funny thing, and cynics will never find love, no matter how hard you try. So, tie your horse to a wagon, and let me do my job, cuz you don’t know nothing about love”

    Well yawl, again, I don’t know, maybe it’s me, but I don’t like being pimp slapped – I never have. So, I will not read his books nor see a movie adaptation of “think like a lonely fool, and bring me your money”

    • JMac

      Tell us how you really feel. LOL. Actually, I probably give Steve Harvey a pass because nobody falls for his crap and I think he knows that but puts on a front that he doesn’t. Of course I haven’t followed his career since the mid 90s and haven’t read any of his interviews.

      I guess this is the black single female’s turn to be subjected to what white single females have been hit with since the 80s – beginning with that later invalidated report on how it’s more likely to get struck by lightning than yada yada yada. Was just a matter of time before we were gonna get hit with “desperate woman, let me tell you how to get a good man before you die alone and childless” relationship non-experts.

      The movie will probably be a hit and then disappear from the public’s memory by the end of the year… one can only hope.

      • Yeah, maybe that’s the case “you can fool some of the people, some of the time…

        But check this “Given that Harvey’s book isn’t a fictional narrative (although some may disagree ), it’s anyone’s guess how Packer and company have translated the content to script”

        Any ideas how they’re going to do that? I know you said you didn’t read the book, but I know someone in your circle of friends sat by the fireplace with the book and a glass of wine. And, one of them got married 3 months later :-). Surely somebody gave you the 411?

        Maybe they will use short scenes of does and don’t? Oh SH*T, do I smell Tyler Perry: The Love Doctor’s Way?

        • JMac

          Ha! Yes, a black female forum I frequent has broken the book down to the extent I don’t need to read it. Shockingly, the singles are still single and the married ones are thankful for not being single. Wonder why?

          I’m hoping since Steve-o’s involved it’ll be some sucky “Christian” rom-com. After all, he’s saved now. Can’t go around offending his meal tickets, I mean, adoring public. I bet it’ll seem like a remake of Two Can Play That Game but with slightly better actors, maybe.

          • “Two Can Play That Game”

            Exactly!

            And let’s talk about the ambiguous “Christian” crowd. Is Steve Harvey’s core crowd comprised of females and “Christians”?

            So called “Cristians” come in all flavors, and many ain’t buying TP nor Steve-O. I am always taken aback by those that classify “Christians” as a gullible and naive group of blind mice.

            I was raised in the church, and from personal reference, I know many do not want anything to do with Tyler’s blind eye to sexual abuse (children and adults), cross-dressing, drug smoking and gun play. Tyler may preach a Christian message (subtlely), but his actions and movies speak a different message, and every closed eye ain’t sleep. In reality, some that love Tyler’s movies are what I call quasi Christians, part-Chistians and selective Christians, who go by the mantra “God knows my heart and we all fall down”. Yep, the classic Get Out Of Hell Card – FREE, because again, God knows their heart, and “everybody is doing it” so it must be the right thang to do. Yeah, riiiiiight.

            In short, there’s no doubt that there’s mess in “church”, but everyone is not drinking from the same cup. It’s unfair to paint “Christians” as the evil villians that buy all of Tyler’s tickets.

  • I’ll say this for Lee Daniels: Subject matter aside, Daniels is a much more able filmmaker than Perry by far; but he had to dump a project recently for lack of funding. The studios are only handing money to those black filmmakers whose films exactly mirror that of the Prime of the Coonistan — I mean Tyler Perry. That said, Steve Harvey is a certified Coon and suspected circus ringmaster whose only true faith is in his tailor’s endless and creative sense of humor.

  • Clnmike

    Obviously there are plenty of people who listen to Harvey given his book was on the best sellers list and there making a movie about it. Give the people what they want.