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

Jennifer Lawrence's 'Rosie Project' Draws Richard

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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  1. Patrick says:

    Eddie Redmayne ort Benedict Cumberbatch for the professor. Maybe Liam Hemsworth if you want an Aussie. Good to see her try someone other than Russell. Tyldum, Spielberg, and Linklater. No doubt we will see the old “she is overrated” post soon, despite working with great directors.

  2. Bill B. says:

    Sounds good, but what is the formerly titled That’s What I’m Talking about called now?

  3. Stergios says:

    What a fantastic choice! Linklater will surely bring his own trademark quirkiness if he signs up on this and just the thought of him directing Jennifer sounds incredible.

  4. AUSTRALIAN BOOK! AUSTRALIAN ACTORS PLEASE!

    • Alley says:

      There are already too many Aussie actors in Hollywood pretending to be Americans and taking roles from American actors. Turnabout is fair play.

  5. jack says:

    This is great. The only thought of him directing Jennifer Lawrence…fantastic.

  6. James says:

    Oh yeah!!!

  7. legallybrunette says:

    I loveeeeeee him!!!

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