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Eat, Sleep, PoopDr. Scott W. Cohen's 'Eat, Sleep, Poop: A Common Sense Guide to Your Baby's First Year' is headed for a big-screen treatment.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, DreamWorks pre-emptively scooped up the rights to the book, which won't actually arrive in bookstores until March 30. Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald, currently in post-production on 'Dinner for Schmucks' starring Steve Carell and Paul Rudd, will spearhead 'Eat, Sleep, Poop' (not to be confused with the Julia Roberts dramedy, 'Eat, Pray, Love') via their Imagenation Abu Dhabi shingle. DreamWorks has also signed 'Four Christmases' scribes Matt Allen and Caleb Wilson to ink the screenplay. Eat, Sleep, PoopDr. Scott W. Cohen's 'Eat, Sleep, Poop: A Common Sense Guide to Your Baby's First Year' is headed for a big-screen treatment.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, DreamWorks pre-emptively scooped up the rights to the book, which won't actually arrive in bookstores until March 30. Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald, currently in post-production on 'Dinner for Schmucks' starring Steve Carell and Paul Rudd, will spearhead 'Eat, Sleep, Poop' (not to be confused with the Julia Roberts dramedy, 'Eat, Pray, Love') via their Imagenation Abu Dhabi shingle. DreamWorks has also signed 'Four Christmases' scribes Matt Allen and Caleb Wilson to ink the screenplay.

All of which represents good fortune for the Beverly Hills pediatrician-turned-author, who is said to have penned a brisk, entertaining, yet highly insightful parental guidebook, published by Scribner.

If all goes well, a new franchise could be at hand, as Cohen has announced plans to write a series of these books, which feature personal observations from raising his own child and notes from his pediatric practice.

The Reporter also observed that Cohen is riding a wave of Hollywood hunger for source material on pregnancy and parenting. 'What to Expect When You're Expecting,' the landmark tome by Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazel that has topped best-seller lists for more than 25 years, is also being prepped for the big screen. Lionsgate, in tandem with Phoenix Pictures, announced the acquisition of those rights two weeks ago.