Sunday 17 February 2019

'Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling' is being turned into a movie

Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling (OMGWACA) writers Sarah Breen and Emer McLysaght
Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling (OMGWACA) writers Sarah Breen and Emer McLysaght
Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen are the authors of Oh My God, What A Complete Aisling: The Novel, Gill Books, €14.99
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Irish best-seller Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling is getting the big screen treatment.

The novel, written by pals Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen, was published in September last year and was the number one bestselling adult fiction title in the country last year.

Now it has been snapped up by Element Pictures, the company behind Room and The Lobster, and both Emer and Sarah are on board to write the screenplay.

“We are so delighted to be working with Element Pictures to bring Aisling to the big screen," they said in a statement.

"Imagine! Aisling on the big screen! We've known this character for ten years so to be given the opportunity to take her from the pages of our beloved book and transform her into a walking, talking, caring (and judging, let's be honest) girl in front of a camera is beyond our wildest dreams. We can't wait to start!”

Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling tells the story of 28 year old Aisling who lives at home in Ballygobbard with her parents and commutes to her good job at PensionsPlus in Dublin. When a week in Tenerife with boyfriend John doesn’t end with the expected engagement, Aisling calls a halt to things and soon she has surprised herself and everyone else by agreeing to move into a three-bed in Portobello with stylish Sadhbh from HR and her friend, the mysterious Elaine.

Element Pictures producer Rory Gilmartin said, “We couldn’t be more excited at the thought of working with Emer & Sarah to bring Aisling into cinemas. The huge success of this debut book is testament to the strength of their writing - so funny and yet so full of heart.”

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