Reynolds’ potential involvement comes in the wake of dramatic changes to the project. Initially, TriStar had cast Jennifer Lawrence as the star of The Rosie Project, but the Hunger Games actress was forced to step down after her schedule filled up last year. Deciding to take the movie in another direction, producers Matt Tolmach and Michael Costigan began fiddling around with it and are now close to securing Reynolds, who himself is still adjusting to a new stage of his career after his popular turn in Marvel‘s Deadpool:
Rosie Project tells the story of a socially inept genetics professor who comes up with a scientifically sound survey to find the perfect mate. His plans go awry when he meets Rosie Jarman, who in her whirlwind manner possesses all the opposite qualities he should be looking for.
Rosie Project is an adaptation of the book by Graeme Simsion and has a script by Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber.
Reynolds, who is repped by WME, is set to begin shooting the action pic The Hitman’s Bodyguardthis month and has a role in Life, Skydance’s sci-fi movie which reunites him with his Safe House director Daniel Espinosa. Also on the docket is a Deadpool sequel.
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