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Jennifer Lawrence’s ‘Rosie Project’ Eyes Director Richard Linklater

Sony is eyeing “Boyhood” director Richard Linklater to helm Jennifer Lawrence’s dramedy “The Rosie Project.”

The movie, based on the Graeme Simsion novel, centers on a socially awkward genetics professor who devises a science-based survey to find the perfect mate — only to see those theories splintered when he meets the spontaneous Rosie Jarman (played by Lawrence), who possesses the opposite qualities.

Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber, who teamed on “(500) Days of Summer,” have revised Simsion’s  adaptation of the novel. “The Lego Movie” co-directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller were initially interested, but have opted to take on Disney’s Han Solo “Star Wars” standalone movie.

Sony acquired the film rights to “The Rosie Project” last year and set it up with Sony-based producers Matt Tolmach and Michael Costigan.

Paramount announced Monday that it will release Linklater’s baseball comedy — formerly titled “That’s What I’m Talking About” — on April 15. Linklater’s credits include “Dazed and Confused,” “Bad News Bears,” “School of Rock,” “Bernie,” “Before Sunrise,” “Before Sunset” and “Before Midnight.”

The news about “The Rosie Project” was first reported by Deadline.

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