Lord & Miller May Helm 'Rosie Project' from 'Spectacular Now' Scribes
After knocking now one but two movies out of the park this year with The LEGO Movie and 22 Jump Street, directors Phil Lord & Chris Miller have set their sights on a new project at Sony Pictures. Deadline reports the duo are developing an adaptation of Graeme Simison's novel The Rosie Project with the script coming from (500) Days of Summer, The Spectacular Now and The Fault in Our Stars writers Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber. That's two great duos on one project. The book was picked up this past April, and the author took an initial past at the screenplay before their book even hits shelves next month.
Matt Tolmach and Michael Costigan from Sony will produce the film which follows Don Tillman, a professor of genetics who may suffer from Aspergers and has never been on a second date. But then he decides to partake in The Wife Project, where he creates a questionnaire designed to help him find the perfect companion. Finding a punctual, alcohol-free, non-smoking lady to fit in with his super organized life shouldn't be hard, right? Cue the complete opposite woman arriving in the form of Rosie, a free-spirited, unorthodox woman who just might be what Don needs. Sounds cheesy, but look at what Neustadter & Weber did with The Fault in Our Stars. Sounds like a winner to us.