The movie, based on the Australian writer Graeme Simsion's novel, centres 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 (to be played by Jennifer Lawrence), who possesses the opposite qualities.
Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber, who wrote the screenplay for 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 has announced it will release Linklater's now untitled, new baseball comedy - formerly called 'That's What I'm Talking About' - on April 15 2016 in the US.