The Rosie Project began as a screenplay and finally Graeme Simsion’s bestselling novel will find its way onto the big screen according to reports out of Hollywood this morning. Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence is slated to play the part of Rosie, the girl who genetics professor Don Tillman reassess everything he thinks he knows about love. This from Variety:
The movie, based on the Graeme Simsion novel, centers on a socially awkward genetics professor who devises a science-based survey to find the perfect mate — only to see those theories splintered when he meets the spontaneous Rosie Jarman, who possesses the opposite qualities. Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber, who teamed on “(500) Days of Summer,” have revised Simsion’s adaptation of the novel.
We chatted to Graeme last year ahead of the release of the sequel to The Rosie Project, The Rosie Effect, and touched on the progress of the film adaptation.
by Graeme Simsion
The feel-good hit of 2013, The Rosie Project is a classic screwball romance. Simsion’s book has been sold to 30 different countries and advances have well exceeded $1 million. Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date. Then a chance encounter gives him an idea. He will design a questionnaire—a sixteen-page, scientifically researched document—to find the perfect partner. She will most definitely not be a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker or a late-arriver. Rosie Jarman is all these things. She is strangely beguiling, fiery and intelligent. And she is also on a quest of her own. She’s looking for her biological father, a search that a certain DNA expert might just be able to help her with—even if he does wear quick-dry clothes and eat lobster every single Tuesday night.
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