Jennifer Lawrence in Talks to Star in ‘The Rosie Project’

Movie is adaptation of best-selling novel of same name by Graeme C. Simsion

Last Updated: July 10, 2015 @ 11:57 AM

Jennifer Lawrence is in talks to star in the film adaptation of the novel “The Rosie Project,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

The story follows a socially-inept genetics professor who devises a very detailed survey in order to find the perfect wife. However, his new system is thrown into chaos when he meets a beautiful woman named Rosie (Lawrence) who he falls in love with, despite the fact she meets exactly none of his carefully-crafted criteria.

Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber, the pair behind indie romance “(500) Days of Summer,” adapted the book for the screen. Matt Tolmach and Michael Costigan are producing. The film is set up at Columbia Pictures and is currently on the search for a director.

Lawrence will next appear in the final installment of “The Hunger Games” franchise, which will premiere November 20. She is currently in pre-production on the sci-fi film “Passengers,” which will also star Chris Pratt.

Lawrence won an Oscar for her role in 2012’s “Silver Linings Playbook,” which was directed by her frequent collaborator David O. Russell. The two would go on to work together again in 2013’s “American Hustle.” Lawrence is also starring in Russel’s next project, “Joy,” about the founder of Ingenious Designs Joy Mangano.

Lawrence is repped by CAA and Hansen Jacobson.

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