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Jennifer Lawrence To Star In Movie Version Of Australian Book "The Rosie Project"

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Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence has signed on to star in the movie version of Graeme Simsion's The Rosie Project, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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The movie is being developed by Sony, but there are currently no other stars or a director attached.

Simsion - who wrote an early version of the screenplay as well as the book - said on Twitter that he was "delighted" by the news, but hinted that the movie will probably no longer be an Australian story.

@Colvinius I think as soon as Sony acquired it that became unlikely. I'm ok with it - the story does not rely much on location.

But Jennifer Lawrence could totally rock the Australian accent, just quietly.