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Jennifer Lawrence exits Richard Linklater’s The Rosie Project, joins Darren Aronofsky film

on October 13, 2015, 4:47pm

It’s been a hell of a day for Jennifer Lawrence. Earlier this morning, she published a sobering essay rallying against pay inequality for women in Hollywood, and now she’s dropped out of Richard Linklater’s forthcoming romantic dramedy, The Rosie Project. Don’t worry, though, it appears she’s found a new project.

As Variety reports, Lawrence is currently in talks to star in Darren Aronofsky’s upcoming indie film. At this time, there are little details about the story, but the filmmaker wrote the script earlier this year after budget disputes with New Regency put the kibosh on his previous script set in Staten Island and revolving around a boy whose illustrations come to life. Don’t expect it to be that rumored Evil Kenevil biopic, however, as Aronofsky has reportedly dropped out of consideration.

With regards to The Rosie Project, Linklater remains on board and Columbia Pictures “will move immediately to recast the role in what is considered a priority,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber adapted Graeme Simsion’s 2013 novel of the same name, which follows a socially awkward genetics professor who finds love through a survey.

For those starved for more Lawrence, you’re in luck: She’ll soon star in the final entry of The Hunger Games series on November 20th and will lead David O. Russell’s Joy shortly after on December 25th. She’s also writing a film with Amy Schumer. Meanwhile, Linklater’s spiritual sequel to Dazed and Confused, aptly titled Everybody Wants Some, will rock audiences on April 16th, 2016.

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