The actor will reportedly tell voters to “Wake the f–k up, Vote for Obama.” It’s a nod to his viral video earlier this year “Go the F–k to Sleep,” where he narrates a children’s book written by Adam Mansbach.
According to the Post, the Jewish Council for Education and Research Super PAC is paying for the ad which hits YouTube on Sept. 24.
*During an appearance on “Late Show with David Letterman” Thursday, Samuel L. Jackson gave folks a sample of his narration featured in the audiobook version of the bestselling “kids” book “Go the (Bleep) to Sleep.”
The book includes such lines as “The eagles who soar through the sky are at rest, and the creatures who crawl, run and creep. I know you’re not thirsty. That’s [bleep]. Stop lying. Lie the [bleep] down, my darling, and sleep.”
“Go the F–k to Sleep” started out as a joke in a Facebook post by author Adam Mansbach when he could not get his daughter to fall asleep. His friends loved the fake title so much he decided to turn it into a real nursery rhyme-style book with illustrations by his friend Ricardo Cortes.
It debuted this week at No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list for advice books. A G-rated version of the book also is in the works, according to Johnny Temple, the owner and publisher of Akashic Books.
*Following this week’s announcement that Samuel L. Jackson will voice the audiobook version of new “it” book “Go The (Bleep) to Sleep,” a free version has been downloaded 160,000 times since becoming available two days ago, audio publisher Audible Inc. announced Thursday.
It’s a huge number for audiobooks, but not a record, according to the AP. The final Harry Potter book, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” sold more than 200,000 audio copies during its first 48 hours.
The hardcover of “Go the (Bleep) to Sleep,” Adam Mansbach’s adults-only bedtime lament to children, officially went on sale this week.
Samuel L. Jackson attends the 65th Annual Tony Awards at the Beacon Theatre on June 12, 2011 in New York City
*Samuel L. Jackson will narrate the audio book for the profanity-laced hit nursery rhyme, “Go the (Bleep) to Sleep.”
The actor is already famous for the special manner in which he utters curse words – particularly “mother f*****” – in such film as “Pulp Fiction” and “Snakes on a Plane.”
“Go the (Bleep) to Sleep” is this summer’s surprise hit by tired dad Adam Mansbach. The hardcover book and audio version went on sale Tuesday, and pre-orders have kept the book high on the Amazon.com best-seller list for weeks.
Film rights have already been sold.
The 62-year-old Jackson was a presenter at Sunday’s Tony Awards. He’s set to make his Broadway debut this fall as the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in “The Mountaintop.”