Jennifer Lawrence is having a heck of a Comic-Con weekend. She met Bill Murray yesterday in between Hall H panels, she appeared on stage for The Hunger Games and on Conan last night, and she'll also take the stage once again tomorrow during 20th Century Fox's panel to promote X-Men: Apocalypse. Well, it looks like her weekend just got even better.
THR reports that the Oscar-winning actress has secured the lead role in The Rosie Project, a movie that was once being eyed as a directorial project for Phil Lord and Chris Miller. But now that those guys are going to be hanging out with a young Han Solo, The Rosie Project needs a new director. That part is still a mystery, but the script hails from Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber, the same guys who wrote 500 Days of Summer, The Spectacular Now, and The Fault in Our Stars. Their experience writing heartfelt screenplays that rise above their cheesy-sounding concepts will come in handy here, since The Rosie Project has a pretty cheesy premise.
The story centers on a man named Don Tillman, "a professor of genetics who may suffer from Asperger’s and has never been on a second date until he embarks upon The Wife Project, designing a questionnaire to help him find the perfect partner: a punctual, non-drinking, non-smoking female who will fit in with his regimented lifestyle. When the unorthodox and free-spirited Rosie appears on the scene, it is clear that she fits none of his selection criteria, but she still may just be the perfect match to help turn his life around."
Like I said — pretty cheesy. But with a script from these guys and a lead actress in Lawrence, it could be something special.