It’s looking more and more like the big screen adaptation of ‘Strayan novel The Rosie Project is going to be something of a pretty damned big deal.
Sony and Columbia Pictures have the film rights to the book, and have already tapped the Internet’s favourite person Jennifer Lawrence to fill the titular role of Rosie Jarman. Whilst previously the directing duo of Phil Lord and Christopher Miller – the team behind The LEGO Movie – were set to direct the film, they had since dropped off in order to concentrate on the Han Solo standalone Star Wars spinoff.
But that could wind up being a blessing in disguise for Rosie, as Sony and Columbia are reportedly now closing in on Boyhood director Richard Linklater to pick up the reins.
Though no contract has been signed as of yet, Linklater is – according to Deadline – the “frontrunner” for the gig, which is as good an indication as any that the job is Linklater’s for the taking.
The script, based on Graeme Simison‘s wildly successful book, is being written by (500) Days of Summer writing duo Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber.
Linklater is, of course, no stranger to romantic comedy-style films, with a string of critical darlings and modern classics under his belt such as Dazed & Confused, Before Sunset, Before Sunrise, and School of Rock.
This is beginning to look like quite the thing.
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