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The pair, who have previously worked together on The Lego Movie, 21 Jump Street and 22 Jump Street are currently developing the book with a view to direct. Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, who wrote the screenplay for another adaptation, The Fault In Our Stars, are in line to write the script.
The Rosie Project follows genetics professor Don who looks at life a little differently to most people. When he decides it is time to find a wife, he starts compiling the ultimate questionnaire to make sure he finds the best candidate – that is, until he meets Rosie, a woman who is wrong in every way but might just be perfect for him.
The book was a break-out »
- Amanda Keats
Graeme Simsion's novel The Rosie Project is the kind of book that's a lot, lot better than it sounds. Written strongly, it tells the story of a man who's never had a second date, who struggles to build a longlasting relationship with a woman, and who has hints of Asperger's. The solution to his dating problem is to come up with a questionnaire in order to help him find the ideal partner.
Reading that paragraph back though does the book a disservice. Whilst at times very funny, it's actually quite a tender read with some interesting stuff bubbling under the surface. But Simsion's very witty, structured writing makes it work a treat.
Simsion's follow-up novel is on the way, and now we learn a film version of the original book is coming too. »
Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the directors of The Lego Movie and 21 and 22 Jump Street, are looking at taking on a new film called The Rosie Project for Sony Pictures. The script for the film will be written by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, who previously worked on the wonderfully made films (500) Days of Summer and The Fault in Our Stars. It's based on a book written by Graeme Simsion.
The story centers on a man named 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 »
- Joey Paur
The 22 Jump Street filmmakers are developing Graeme Simsion's breakout novel for Sony Pictures, reports Deadline.
The Rosie Project centres around professor of genetics Don Tillman, who possibly suffers from Asperger's.
He has never been on a second date, and designs a questionnaire for The Wife Project in order to find his ideal woman.
When Rosie appears on the scene, she fits none of his specifications but might just be exactly who he has been looking for.
The studio acquired the novel by Graeme Simison back in April, with Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber (The Fault in Our Stars, The Spectacular Now) coming aboard to write the screenplay adaptation, after the author took an initial pass at the script.
The story centers on genetics professor Don Tillman, who may suffer from Asberger's Disease. The professor has never been on a second date in his life, which leads him to create what he calls The Wife Project, a questionnaire that will help him find a non-smoking, non-drinking female that will fit with his lifestyle. However, his plans go awry when he meets a woman named Rosie, who fits none of his pre-selected criteria but still may be the right match for him.
The directors and »
"The Lego Movie" and "22 Jump Street" directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller have been linked to a film adaptation of Graeme Simsion's "The Rosie Project" which Sony Pictures has optioned the screen rights to.
"The Fault In Our Stars" scribes Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber are set to adapt the script following Simsion who took a first pass on it. While the directors are developing, they won't commit to the project until the script is done.
The story follows 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.
Said partner would be a punctual, non-drinking, non-smoking female who will fit in with his regimented lifestyle. However when an unorthodox and free-spirited woman named Rosie appears, she may just be his perfect match.
- Garth Franklin
They are the men responsible for not one, but two of this year’s biggest hits: The Lego Movie and 22 Jump Street. Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller have had themselves quite a 2014 – and thus, have earned the right to claim any project they want as their next. So far, they’ve turned down the offer to helm the forthcoming (?) Ghostbusters 3 and are supervising development of 23 Jump Street (but not directing… yet, anyway); on the TV side, they directed the pilot for The Last Man on Earth, which debuts this fall, and are producing a reboot of Greatest American Hero.
Deadline states that the directors are now circling ...
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- Chris Agar
Despite the fact that Phil Lord and Chris Miller have had an insanely busy 2014 - which has included putting together both The Lego Movie and 22 Jump Street in addition to creating a new television show - fans of the filmmakers really only care with one thing: what they are doing next. Coming off of two incredibly successful features, the duo can presumably write their own check in Hollywood now, and audiences who have enjoyed their work now wonder what they will do with that opportunity. Apparently Ghostbusters 3 wasn't up their alley, but now it looks like they may have finally found their latest bit of inspiration. According to Deadline, Lord and Miller are now considering helming The Rosie Project, an adaptation of the romantic comedy novel by author Graeme Simsion. The filmmakers are now reportedly "developing the book" for the big screen, but they won't be the one's penning the »
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 »
- Ethan Anderton
Phil Lord & Christopher Miller are among my favorite directors working today. I will be excited for and watch any movie they make. I just re-watched The Lego Movie the other night for the fourth or fifth time and it just gets better ("I think I heard a whoosh."). According to Deadline, the duo are circling an adaptation of the novel The Rosie Project with (500) Days of Summer screenwriters Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber handling the script. At this point, Miller and Lord are only developing the project, but they have an eye on directing. However, they won't commit unless they're satisfied with the script. Hit the jump to learn more about The Rosie Project. According to Deadline, Graeme Simsion's novel, which will be released next month: "centers on Don Tillman, a professor of genetics who may suffer from Asperger’s and has never been on a second date until »
- Matt Goldberg
Given the year they've had, thanks to "The Lego Movie" and "22 Jump Street," Phil Lord and Chris Miller can afford to be choosy. Indeed, they looked at "Ghostbusters 3" and decided it wasn't for them, and now they're taking a look at bringing one of the buzziest books of the year to the multiplex. Deadline reports that Lord and Miller are developing Graeme Simsion's "The Rosie Project," with and the possibility they could direct. Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber ("The Spectacular Now," "The Fault In Our Stars") are working on the latest draft of the script, and here's the Amazon synopsis so you can see why it has attracted this level of talent: The art of love is never a science: Meet Don Tillman, a brilliant yet socially inept professor of genetics, who’s decided it’s time he found a wife. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which Don approaches all things, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Between Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, The Lego Movie, and the Jump Street films, Phil Lord and Chris Miller have become the go-to guys for terrible-on-paper projects. But one of their next potential pictures actually sounds pretty promising right out of the gate. The pair have signed on to develop and possibly direct The […]
- Angie Han
Do you know what Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs, The Lego Movie, and 21 Jump Steet have in common? With the exception of Jump Street, they were all directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller and many thought they all sounded like terrible ideas. Today, these guys and their Midas hands have the trust of suits and more importantly moviegoers; the duo has just signed on to develop and possibly direct The Rosie Project, based on a hit novel by Graeme Simsion. Here is a synopsis of the »
- Graham McMorrow
Earlier in the year Sony optioned the film rights to Graeme Simsion’s breakout debut novel, The Rosie Project. A huge hit in the UK and Australia, the studio’s early dibs may have paid off. Deadline reports that The Lego Movie‘s Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are onboard and currently developing the flick.
The pair have had a stream of wins on their hands, following the success of the aforementioned block-inspired comedy, 21 Jump Street and its sequel. They’ve not committed to directing the flick (yet), but will work alongside Sony producers Matt Tolmach and Michael Costigan during the development process. The talent involved so far indicate that this is shaping up to be the next dramedy hit. The Fault In Our Stars and 500 Days Of Summer writing duo Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber will be tackling the screenplay.
The book hasn’t even hit U.S. »
- Gem Seddon
Grant Gish, the 20th Century Fox TV exec who has helped shepherd Fox programming like “Bob’s Burgers” and “American Dad,” has been promoted to vice president of animation, Variety has learned.
He will report to Jonnie Davis, president of creative affairs.
“Grant is a bright, talented executive who has been managing our hugely important animation development efforts, and this promotion recognizes the great work he’s been doing as we look to find that next big cartoon hit,” said Davis. “He’s been laser-focused on identifying new and untapped talent, while at the same time building meaningful relationships with our established producers. I’m happy to announce his elevation to vice president.”
Gish, who is involved with the upcoming Mark Hentemann-Seth MacFarlane “Bordertown” starring Hank Azaria, is also developing projects with Phil Lord and Chris Miller (“The Lego Movie,” “22 Jump Street”) Phil Johnston and Rich Moore (“Wreck-It Ralph”), and Ryan Reynolds. »
- Whitney Friedlander
While A Million Ways to Die in the West has grossed only $85 million worldwide, director Seth MacFarlane found much greater success with Ted in 2012. The movie about Mark Wahlberg and his foul mouthed teddy bear earned an incredible $550 million in total, and a sequel was confirmed soon after.
Production on Ted 2 is already well under way in Boston, but a major casting addition has now been made to the highly anticipated sequel. Various sites are reporting that Morgan Freeman has joined the cast as an “iconic” civil rights lawyer who attempts to help Ted resolve some legal issues.
- Josh Wilding
The comedy sequel 22 Jump Street was a pretty big success for Sony Pictures this Summer season, managing to even beat out How to Train Your Dragon 2 at the box office. The first film was a surprise success and managed to be ridiculously funny, which the sequel managed to keep up with (not always possible in comedies). So it's no real surprise to hear that Sony is already setting plans in motion for a 23 Jump Street and have brought on a writer for the script.
Deadline has reported that Sony has hired Rodney Rotham to pen the script for 23 Jump Street, with Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill set to return. Rothham wrote the script for 22 Jump Street, so it makes sense they'd bring him back for a third film based on 22's success. While Tatum and Hill will come back for more fun times, the real question remains whether or »
- email@example.com (Jordan Maison)
While the tongue in cheek end credits sequence for 22 Jump Street poked fun at the success of the franchise and all of the ridiculous directions it could go in future, 23 Jump Street is now in the works!
Sony Pictures have chosen Rodney Rothman (who also worked on the last movie) to pen the script, with The Lego Movie’s directing team of Phil Lord and Christopher Miller – who helmed the first two Jump Street movies – overseeing the development of the script as producers.
22 Jump Street was a huge success, grossing over $320 million worldwide. The first earned a little over $200 million. As of right now, it’s unknown whether or not Lord and Miller will return to direct, but based on what they brought to the first two Jump Street movies, it would be a great shame if they don’t!
At the conclusion of the last movie, Ice Cube’s »
- Josh Wilding
22 Jump Street is currently the tenth highest earner of the year having accumulated $190.8 million at the domestic box office, so it’s no surprise to hear that Sony Pictures is moving forward with a third installment. The studio apparently just recruited one of the 22 Jump Street scribes, Rodney Rothman, to pen the third film. There’s no word on whether or not Phil Lord and Chris Miller will be back to direct the next one, but they will at least serve as producers alongside Rothman, Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum and Neal Moritz. Hit the jump for more on 23 Jump Street. According to Deadline, the directing gig is theirs if Lord and Miller decide that they want it and hopefully they will; 22 Jump Street and The Lego Movie are two of the best of the year. But of course, all of that success results in many new opportunities and there’s »
- Perri Nemiroff
Update: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies just won't die, and hopefully the new cast will give it the breath of life it needs to make the parody film work. Lily Collins is now out, but Lily James (the new Cinderella) is in. Other new cast members include Sam Riley (Maleficent), Bella Heathcote (Dark Shadows), Douglas Booth (Romeo & Juliet) as Mr. Darcy's friend Bingley and Emma Greenwell ("Shameless") as Bingley's sister, and Jack Huston (Kill Your Darlings) as the handsome Lt. Wickham. It hasn't been clarified if Riley is playing Mr. Darcy or if that role has yet to be cast.
May 2, 2013: Lily Collins (Mirror, Mirror) will star in Pride, Prejudice and Zombies and, in doing so, brings the project back from grave. Burr Steers (17 Again) will direct, which - if you're counting - makes the project's the fifth director. The movie is based on Seth Grahame-Smith's reimagining of »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tara the Mom)
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