How to Lose Friends & Alienate People is a comedy film based upon British writer Toby Young's 2001 memoir of the same name. The film will follow a similar storyline, about his five year struggle to make it in the United States after employment at Vanity Fair magazine — though the names of the magazine and people Young came into contact with during the time were changed for the film adaptation. The film version is a highly fictionalized account, and differs greatly from the work it was built upon.
It will be directed by Robert B. Weide and star Simon Pegg as Sidney Young, Kirsten Dunst as Alison Olsen, Jeff Bridges as Clayton Harding, Danny Huston as Lawrence Maddox, Gillian Anderson as Eleanor Johnson, and Megan Fox as Sophie Maes. The cast also includes Max Minghella and Margo Stilley. How to Lose Friends And Alienate People is currently in post-production with a release date in both the United States and United Kingdom on October 3, 2008. The theme song, sung by Duffy, is called Enough Love and was written by Richard J. Parfitt of 60ft Dolls and Owen Powell of Catatonia.