Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone) is in negotiations to take the lead female role in The Silver Linings Playbook, an able-bodied role that has attracted interest from such names as Anne Hathaway (Love and Other Drugs), Andrea Riseborough (Made in Dagenham), Blake Lively (The Town) and Rachel McAdams (Morning Glory).

If the deal closes, Lawrence will star opposite Mark Wahlberg in the adaptation of Matthew Quick’s novel to be directed by David O. Russell (The Fighter).

The Silver Linings Playbook revolves around a former high school teacher (Wahlberg) who was institutionalized for depression and is then released into the care of his mother. He tries to win back his ex-wife but becomes involved with an eccentric neighbour (Lawrence) with problems of her own.

Filming is due to commence once production has wrapped on The Hunger Games, Gary Ross’s big screen take on Suzanne Collins young adult novel, which also stars Lawrence.

Source: Deadline