Russell Testing Actresses For “Playbook”

“The Fighter” director David O. Russell is currently screen-testing a bunch of in-demand actresses in Los Angeles over the next few days says Risky Biz Blog.

Elizabeth Banks, Kirsten Dunst, Blake Lively, Rooney Mara, Rachel McAdams, Andrea Riseborough, Olivia Wilde and possibly Jennifer Lawrence are all said to be in contention for Russell’s adaptation of “The Silver Linings Playbook” for The Weinstein Company.

Mark Wahlberg plays a man who suffers from a mental collapse and is released from a health facility determined to find the silver linings in his life.

All the ladies are testing for the role of a depressed woman who, when her husband dies, goes on a sexual spree, even at the cost of her job. She befriends the man and becomes his love interest.