Jennifer Lawrence signs on to star in Sony’s R-rated comedy No Hard Feelings

After a nearly two-year hiatus from the big screen, Jennifer Lawrence has added yet another film project to her burgeoning slate, No Hard Feelings.

The 31-year-old actress is slated to star in the R-rated comedy, which Sony acquired in a competitive bidding situation, via Deadline.

Sony beat out a number of competitors for the project, said to be an R-rated comedy from writer-director Gene Stupnitsky (Bad Teacher, Good Boys).  

New project: After a nearly two-year hiatus from the big screen, Jennifer Lawrence has added yet another film project to her burgeoning slate, No Hard Feelings

Writer-director: Sony beat out a number of competitors for the project, said to be an R-rated comedy from writer-director Gene Stupnitsky (Bad Teacher, Good Boys)

Writer-director: Sony beat out a number of competitors for the project, said to be an R-rated comedy from writer-director Gene Stupnitsky (Bad Teacher, Good Boys)

The story is said to be set in Montauk, New York, and described as being in the same vein as Risky Business and 2013’s Bad Teacher, which Stupnitsky co-wrote with longtime collaborator Lee Eisenberg.

No details about Lawrence’s character have been given at this time, though this project is said to be a ‘big package’ that had several streaming services interested.

Stupnitsksy, who made his directing debut in the 2019 R-rated comedy Good Boys, will direct from a script he’s co-writing with John Phillips.

Same vein: The story is said to be set in Montauk, New York, and described as being in the same vein as Risky Business and 2013's Bad Teacher, which Stupnitsky co-wrote with longtime collaborator Lee Eisenberg

Same vein: The story is said to be set in Montauk, New York, and described as being in the same vein as Risky Business and 2013’s Bad Teacher, which Stupnitsky co-wrote with longtime collaborator Lee Eisenberg

No details: No details about Lawrence's character have been given at this time, though this project is said to be a 'big package' that had several streaming services interested

No details: No details about Lawrence’s character have been given at this time, though this project is said to be a ‘big package’ that had several streaming services interested

Filmmaker: Stupnitsksy, who made his directing debut in the 2019 R-rated comedy Good Boys, will direct from a script he's co-writing with John Phillips

Filmmaker: Stupnitsksy, who made his directing debut in the 2019 R-rated comedy Good Boys, will direct from a script he’s co-writing with John Phillips

Lawrence will also serve as a produce on the film alongside Alex Saks, Marc Provissiero, Naomi Odenkirk and Justine Polsky.

The project was said to have hit the market a few weeks ago, though some have balked at Lawrence’s steep $25 million payday, with Stupnitsky’s fees also in the seven-figure range.

While several streaming services bowed out early, Sony sparked to the project and flew to New York to meet with Lawrence last week.

Producer: Lawrence will also serve as a produce on the film alongside Alex Saks, Marc Provissiero, Naomi Odenkirk and Justine Polsky

Producer: Lawrence will also serve as a produce on the film alongside Alex Saks, Marc Provissiero, Naomi Odenkirk and Justine Polsky

Payday: The project was said to have hit the market a few weeks ago, though some have balked at Lawrence's steep $25 million payday, with Stupnitsky's fees also in the seven-figure range

Payday: The project was said to have hit the market a few weeks ago, though some have balked at Lawrence’s steep $25 million payday, with Stupnitsky’s fees also in the seven-figure range

Production is expected to begin next summer in Montauk, though it’s unclear if there are any release plans yet. 

The actress returns with her first movie in over two years, Netflix’s Don’t Look Up, starring alongside Leonardo DiCaprio. 

The new film from writer-director Adam McKay follows two astronomers who embark on a worldwide media tour warning of a comet that will destroy the Earth.

Production: Production is expected to begin next summer in Montauk, though it's unclear if there are any release plans yet

Production: Production is expected to begin next summer in Montauk, though it’s unclear if there are any release plans yet

Lawrence and DiCaprio lead an all-star cast including Timothee Chalamet, Jonah Hill, Cate Blanchett, Gina Gershon, Meryl Streep and more, arriving December 24.

She also has Red White and Water in post-production, which is expected in 2022, starring with Brian Tyree Henry and Samira Wiley.

The actress is also attached to star in Mob Girl, based on the true story of a New York woman who became a mafia informant for the FBI. 

New movie: Lawrence and DiCaprio lead an all-star cast including Timothee Chalamet, Jonah Hill, Cate Blanchett, Gina Gershon, Meryl Streep and more, arriving December 24

New movie: Lawrence and DiCaprio lead an all-star cast including Timothee Chalamet, Jonah Hill, Cate Blanchett, Gina Gershon, Meryl Streep and more, arriving December 24

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