Jennifer Lawrence drops out of The Rosie Project, and director follows suit
Fans of the bestselling novel The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion may have to wait a little longer to see the movie adaptation since both actress Jennifer Lawrence and director Richard Linklater have dropped out. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Richard Linklater decided to leave the project after Jennifer Lawrence did since he really wanted to work on it with the Oscar-winning actress.
The word is that Jennifer had to leave due to scheduling projects, which is understandable given the demand for her, however, there was no confirmation given regarding that. She also might’ve done so to take her much needed break, after she finishes up with Morten Tyldum’s Passengers and Steven Spielberg’s It’s What I Do.
Linklater, whose directing credits include Boyhood and the Before Sunrise trilogy, is most likely in post-production on his upcoming movie, Everybody Wants Some. But there’s nothing listed for him after that.
Sony won’t let the project sit, as they still have it on top priority and so are in the search to quickly fill the spots left by Lawrence and Linklater.
About the book:
The novel centers on genetics professor Don Tillman, who struggles to have a serious relationship with women. With a friend’s help, he devises a questionnaire to assess the suitability of female partners. His plans are set off course when he meets Rosie, who doesn’t fit many of Tillman’s criteria, but becomes a big part of his life.