Jennifer Lawrence to Star in and Produce Adaptation of Graphic Novel WHY DON’T YOU LOVE ME? for A24 — GeekTyrant

Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games, Silver Linings Playbook) has signed on to star in and produce A24’s feature adaptation of Paul B. Rainey’s graphic novel Why Don’t You Love Me?. Robert Funke (On Becoming a God in Central Florida) is set to pen the feature adaptation.

Released in 2023, the graphic novel is a comedy centered on a couple struggling through their marriage while feeling like something is not quite right in their reality.

The description of the comic reads: “Claire and Mark are in the doldrums of an unhappy marriage. She doesn’t get out of her bathrobe and chain-smokes while slumped on the couch.

“Mark has lost track of the days and can’t get the kids to school on time. They’ve lost interest in family and have pizza and Chinese food delivered every night.

“Mark sleeps on the couch and has trouble remembering his son’s name. He feels like a fraud at work but somehow succeeds. Claire stalks an ex-boyfriend. How could he have left her to this life?

“Claire and Mark are both plagued by the idea that this is all a dream. Didn’t they have different lives? When reports of an imminent nuclear war come on the radio, the truth begins to dawn on them: This is not the life they chose.

“Why Don’t You Love Me? is a pitch-black comedy about marriage, alcoholism, depression, and mourning lost opportunities. Paul B. Rainey has created a hilariously terrifying alternate reality where confusion and pain might lead people to make bad choices but might also eventually led to freedom . . . maybe.”

Producers on the film will include Lawrence and Justine Ciarrocchi for Excellent Cadaver, Ari Aster, Lars Knudsen, and Emily Hildner for Square Peg, and A24. Rainey will serve as executive producer.

The news comes a few weeks following word that Lawrence will produce and star in The Wives, a Real Housewives-inspired murder mystery to be co-produced by Apple Studios and A24, which Apple Original Films landed in a highly competitive situation.

via: Deadline

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