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

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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