Darren Aronofsky’s Film Starring Jennifer Lawrence Lands at Paramount (EXCLUSIVE)

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Darren Aronofsky’s upcoming film starring Jennifer Lawrence has landed at Paramount Pictures.

The studio has come on board to distribute the pic. Sources tell Variety that Javier Bardem is in talks to co-star with Lawrence, even though reps for Aronofsky, Paramount and Bardem would not comment on the negotiations.

Aronofsky will write, direct and produce through his Protozoa Pictures banner along with Scott Franklin and Ari Handel. The filmmaker and the studio are planning on a spring shoot.

The film centers on a couple whose relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence. It is set for release in 2017.

The “Black Swan” helmer has a first-look deal at New Regency who were not able to match the deal Paramount presented at the table when the film was first brought to the market.

Aronofsky had been toying with several ideas for his next project for the last couple of months, including an untitled Evel Knievel biopic starring Channing Tatum and a family film, before finally turning his attentions to this pic. As Variety first reported, Lawrence was always his top choice to star and she quickly attached herself after meeting with Aronofsky about the film.

While a number of actors were chasing role, Bardem was always Aronofsky’s top choice for the part and after Lawrence was locked in, quickly offered him the role.

Lawrence and Aronofsky are repped by CAA, while Bardem is repped by WME.

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  1. Claude says:

    Lawrence is 25. Bardem is 46. So…is he playing her dad?

    Or hopefully one of them is the guest.

  2. Paramount's Pesonnel Powerload!!! says:

    Great chemistry here. This should be one of those magical film productions that comes out of no where and blows people away. Can’t wait to see the results.

  3. Anonymous1988 says:

    Is Aronofsky and Paramount already contractually obligated to have Lawrence stay attached to the movie? After the way she treated a foreign press reporter at this year’s Golden Globes, I wouldn’t think a foreign director and foreign leading man would want to work with or support her. Pick Brie Larson, Rachel Bloom, or Alicia Vikander instead…much better choices and more gracious personalities. Clearly equal in talent, if not more so.

    • Farah Jori Abdullah says:

      Dear Anonymous 1988, you may want to get your facts correctly before you can comment on who gets what part for which actresses in Hollywood. Natasha is right, she did not treat the foreign reporter badly (it is just “a mountain out of a molehill” affair by the haters). Brie Larson and Alicia Vikander may be recent Oscar winners but believe me, Jennifer Lawrence is the box office draw here.

    • Natasha says:

      Are u joking here. U should try to know what actually happened in there. The reporter was taking a video when asking her a question and she told me in her usual deadpanned way, also the reporter was asking her about oscars at golden globes, he is said to have laughed at her comment and put his phone inside. It is his unprofessional behavior entirely and jlaw wasn’t even close to being rude to him.

    • A. Friend says:

      Darren aronofsky is from Brooklyn. Since when is that foreign?

    • vicky says:

      If you can find 5 people on the street who knows who they are maybe he will cast them. Jennifer Lawrence is being hired for her name recognition, that Oscar, and the over 4 billion buck box office. Stay pressed.

    • kaka says:

      Well.. I really dont care about her personality. But I love her work, so I will go see the movie because of her acting, not because her persona. And I am sorry, all these ladies are really talent, but no one of them are match for jennifer, in my opinion. So, if I was Aronofsky, I will pick Jennifer too.

  4. michael says:

    Great news. It will be amazing to see Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem together in a Darren Aronofsky movie.

  5. Jack says:

    OMG. YES. Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem in an Aronofky movie!

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