It has been a big day for the biggest female star in the world right now – Jennifer Lawrence.
First up, “The Hunger Games” and “X-Men” actress has dropped out of Richard Linklater’s romantic dramedy “The Rosie Project” which is being developed by Tri-Star Pictures.
An adaptation of the book by Graeme Simsion, the story follows a socially inept genetics professor who comes up with a scientifically sound survey to find the perfect mate. His plans go awry when he meets a woman with a whirlwind manner who possesses all the opposite qualities he should be looking for.
Rosie had been re-written as a Lawrence vehicle, and now the studio will move immediately to recast the role in what is considered a priority project. Matt Tolmach and Michael Costigan are producing.
At the same time, she is in talks to star in an untitled indie drama that Darren Aronofsky has declared as his next project. Plot specifics are under wraps, but shooting hopes to kick off this Spring.
The announcements come as Lawrence has penned an essay online at the Lenny Letter newsletter about the gender pay inequality in Hollywood.
Specifically she addresses revelations from the Sony hack that she was earning less than her male co-stars in “American Hustle” and how she’s less mad at the industry than at herself.