• Richard Linklater, winner of the best director award for Boyhood," poses in the press room at the 20th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at the Hollywood Palladium on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP) (Invision)Source: Invision
Director Richard Linklater might direct Jennifer Lawrence in the comedy-drama 'The Rosie Project', based on the Australian novel.
Reuters, Variety

28 Jul 2015 - 12:06 PM  UPDATED 28 Jul 2015 - 12:22 PM

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.

Richard Linklater's directing credits include BoyhoodDazed and ConfusedBad News BearsSchool of RockBernieBefore Sunrise, Before Sunset and Before Midnight.

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. 

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