Big names keep signing on, but this The Rosie Project adaptation seems to be stuck in a development hell kind of loop. Usually a beloved series that can attract the kind of star power that’s been attached is a movie that gets made. Unfortunately fans are still left waiting with hopes that the current leads won’t be the next to walk away.
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This page was updated: 8/10/23
About The Book:
ful” husband, his first reaction is shock. Yet he must concede to the statistical probability that there is someone for everyone, and he embarks upon The Wife Project. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which he approaches all things, Don sets out to find the perfect partner. She will be punctual and logical—most definitely not a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker, or a late-arriver.
Yet Rosie Jarman is all these things. She is also beguiling, fiery, intelligent—and on a quest of her own. She is looking for her biological father, a search that a certain DNA expert might be able to help her with. Don’s Wife Project takes a back burner to the Father Project and an unlikely relationship blooms, forcing the scientifically minded geneticist to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie—and the realization that love is not always what looks good on paper.
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Current Production Status:
This project is classified as in pre-production but with the expected 2022 filming dates indefinitely postponed it’s likely going back to development.
The Rosie Project Adaptation Timeline:
The book was first published in January 2013 with sequels following in 2014 and 2019.
In September 2014 it was revealed that Sony Pictures had optioned the film rights. Screenwriters were brought on to edit the script that author Graeme Simsion had drafted. Phil Lord and Christopher Miller were attached to direct but later dropped out to focus on other projcts.
A few months later in July 2015 it was announced that Jennifer Lawrence had been cast as the female lead. She then dropped out of the film in October due to scheduling conflicts. Richard Linklater had been in talks to take over directing but he also walked away from the project when Jennifer Lawrence left.
In 2017 TriStar Pictures took the lead on production and announced that Ben Taylor would be directing. But no further progress was made with this attempt at production.
Then in the summer of 2021 it was announced that Henry Cavill was set to star in the lead role. Steve Falk was brought on to direct and filming was expected to start in early 2022. However this was also indefinitely delayed with no new expected filming dates set.
As of Summer 2023 there have been no further updates on the project.
Who Owns The Rights:
TriStar Pictures, with their parent company of the Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group, is the current producer of the film.
Who Is Attached:
Henry Cavill is currently set to star in the lead role.
Who else would you like to see join the cast? Leave your dream casting in the comments!
With the project still in the very early stages of development there are currently no known filming locations yet.
There is currently no estimated release timeframe made public as of Summer 2023 for when this movie will come to our screens.
Previous mentions on AiLL:
This book has not been featured on Alison in Libraryland before.
Other Adaptations From This Author:
‘The Best Of Adam Sharp’ had it’s film rights optioned by Toni Collette’s production company Vocab Films.
‘Two Steps Forward’ was picked up by Fox Searchlight in 2017 with A Very Good Production (Ellen DeGeneres) teaming up for the film rights.
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