Jennifer Lawrence to Star in Love Story 'Rosie Project' (Exclusive)
The romantic dramedy is being developed at Columbia Pictures.
Jennifer Lawrence has found love.
The Oscar-winning star, who was at Comic-Con Friday as part of the Hunger Games panel, is attached to star in The Rosie Project, a romantic dramedy being developed by Columbia Pictures, a division of Sony.
Phil Lord and Christopher Miller were looking to direct the project, but the Lego Movie filmmakers bowed out when they took on the young Han Solo Star Wars movie. The project is now on a fast-track search for a director.
Rosie, an adaptation of a Graeme Simsion , book, tells of a socially inept genetics professor who comes up with a scientifically sound survey to find the perfect mate. His plans get curvy when he meets Rosie Jarman, who in her whirlwind manner possesses all the opposite qualities he should be looking for.
Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber, who tackled quirk and heartache with the acclaimed (500) Days of Summer, wrote the script.
Matt Tolmach and Michael Costigan are producing.
Sony is clearly intent on staying in the business of Lawrence, arguably the biggest female star on the world thanks to a mix of a beloved global franchise (Hunger Games, whose final installment, Mockingjay — Part 2, opens Nov. 20) and acclaimed performances in dramas and indies. Lawrence is already in pre-production to star in the studio's Passengers, a sci-fi love story with Chris Pratt.
The actress, repped by CAA and Hansen Jacobson, is rumored to be back at Comic-Con Saturday for Fox's X-Men: Apocalypse panel. This fall she also stars in Joy, which reunites her with David O. Russell, who directed her in Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle.
Sony had no comment.