In a aggressive surroundings, Sony has picked up a buzzy Jennifer Lawrence movie bundle.
The studio has acquired No Hard Feelings, a coming-of-age dramedy pitch that will star Lawrence and be directed by Gene Stupnitsky, who wrote and co-exec produced The Office.
Stupnitsky, who made his characteristic directorial debut with the well-regarded raunchy 2019 comedy Good Boys, will co-write the script with John Phillips.
The story is ready within the New York hamlet of Montauk and is described as having tones of Tom Cruise’s 1983 film Risky Business and Bad Teacher, the raunchy comedy co-written by Stupnitsky and frequent collaborator Lee Eisenberg that starred Cameron Diaz as a foul-mouthed teacher.
The undertaking hit the city just a few weeks in the past, producing loads of buzz. But the value tag gave some sticker shock — Lawrence was wanting for a $25 million payday, and Stupnitsky’s payment was additionally within the seven figures. Streamers fell out early within the bidding which marked a shocking flip of occasions contemplating Apple and Netflix have been keen to spent beaucoup bucks on star-driven automobiles.
Sony, nonetheless, was notably concerned with Feelings and sources say prime execs flew to New York final week to courtroom Lawrence.
It is unclear what the ultimate price ticket was for the bundle however it does seem like Lawrence and firm could also be capturing in Montauk subsequent summer season whereas getting paid handsomely to do it.
Lawrence is repped by LBI Entertainment and Hansen Jacobson. Stupnitsky is repped by WME and Mosaic.