In a aggressive surroundings, Sony has picked up a buzzy Jennifer Lawrence film package deal.
The studio has acquired No Onerous Emotions, a coming-of-age dramedy pitch that will star Lawrence and be directed by Gene Stupnitsky, who wrote and co-exec produced The Workplace.
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 movie Dangerous Enterprise and Unhealthy Trainer, the raunchy comedy co-written by Stupnitsky and frequent collaborator Lee Eisenberg that starred Cameron Diaz as a foul-mouthed teacher.
The mission hit the city a couple of weeks in the past, producing loads of buzz. However the price ticket gave some sticker shock — Lawrence was searching for a $25 million payday, and Stupnitsky’s price 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 spend huge on star-driven automobiles.
Sony, nevertheless, was notably all for Emotions and sources say high execs flew to New York final week to court docket Lawrence.
It’s unclear what the ultimate price ticket was for the package deal nevertheless it does seem like Lawrence and firm could also be capturing in Montauk subsequent summer time whereas getting paid handsomely to do it.
Lawrence is repped by LBI Leisure and Hansen Jacobson. Stupnitsky is repped by WME and Mosaic.