Jennifer Lawrence Headlines THE ROSIE PROJECT

‘The Hunger Games’ and ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ star Jennifer Lawrence has secured the lead role in ‘The Rosie Project,’ a romantic dramedy penned by (‘The Fault in Our Stars,’ ‘500 Days of Summer,’ ‘The Spectacular Now’).

Based Graeme Simsion’s debut novel, ‘The Rosie Project’ centres on 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.”

‘21 Jump Street’ and ‘The LEGO Movie’ helmers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller were at one considering taking the helm but bowed out due to their commitment to the Han Solo spin-off movie that was announced earlier this month.