Jennifer Lawrence is attached to star in the romantic dramedy “The Rosie Project” at Sony Pictures.
Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (“21 Jump Street,” “The LEGO Movie”) were considering directing but have now bowed out due to their commitment to the young Han Solo movie earlier this week.
As a result, the project is now seeking a director to tackle the script by Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber (“500 Days of Summer”). Matt Tolmach and Michael Costigan are producing.
An adaptation of a Graeme Simsion book, the story follows a socially inept genetics professor who comes up with a scientifically sound survey to find the perfect mate. His plans get curvy when he meets Rosie Jarman, whose whirlwind manner possesses all the opposite qualities he should be looking for.