Linklater Drops Out Of “The Rosie Project”

Hot on the heels of Jennifer Lawrence’s dropping out, it seems filmmaker Richard Linklater has also exited the romantic dramedy “The Rosie Project” at Tri-Star Pictures.

An adaptation of the book by Graeme Simsion, the story follows a socially inept genetics professor who comes with a survey to find the perfect mate – a method that goes awry when he meets a woman whom he is fascinated by but has the opposite qualities he should be looking for.

‘Rosie’ was developed as a Lawrence vehicle, and Linklater came on board for a chance to work with the actress. Lawrence’s departure is said to be due to scheduling, and both actress and director left the project Monday. The studio still considers it a priority though and will look for a new filmmaker and star immediately.

Source: THR