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Would you rather 'Eat, Pray, Love' or 'Drink, Play, F@#k'?

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Drinkplayfck_lElizabeth Gilbert’s best-selling novel Eat, Pray, Love, which details the writer’s quest to find happiness in the wake of a difficult divorce, has seemingly clung to the New York Times’ bestseller list for more weeks than there are beads on the author’s Japa Mala prayer necklace. But now it has a rival, and a rival that could potentially make it to the big screen first. Warner Bros has just acquired the rights to Drink, Play, F@#k, the comedic salvo to Gilbert’s self-help manifesto. Drink, by funnyman Andrew Gottleib, tells the fictional story of Bob Sullivan, a man who, after his wife leaves him, “goes on a bender in Ireland, takes a gambling jaunt to Las Vegas, and a embarks on a sex-tourism trip to Thailand.”

Drink isn’t out until next year (on Grove Press), while the filmic production of Eat, starring Julia Roberts, is already underway. But we pop-culture seers at EW predict an inevitable battle of morals that eclipses even the battle of the sexes: those who buy into Gilbert’s brand of spiritual succor, or those would rather tango with a succubus (while ripped to the gills, naturally).

Which leads me to ask you this, PopWatchers: Would you rather see the big-screen version of the polarizing Eat, Pray, Love or Drink, Play, F@#k; and if it’s the latter, who would you cast as the lead? (I personally see Vince Vaughn, pictured, in the role, but feel free to get creative here).

Originally posted August 6 2008 — 5:44 PM EDT

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