The R-rated comedy “No Hard Feelings” has been acquired by Sony Pictures and will star Jennifer Lawrence.
Gene Stupnitsky, writer and co-executive producer of NBC’s “The Office,” will direct the picture with Lawrence. Following 2019’s coming-of-age ensemble comedy “Good Boys,” Stupnitsky’s feature-length directorial debut “No Hard Feelings” will be his follow-up. Along with John Phillips, Stupnitsky penned “No Hard Feelings” as a co-writer.
The story takes place in Montauk, New York, a town on Long Island’s eastern shore. Stupnitsky acted as executive producer and writer for both “Risky Business” (1983) and “Bad Teacher” (2011), which were both R-rated comedies starring Tom Cruise.
Sony Pictures reportedly fended off competition for the project from other streaming services and big studios, including Universal Pictures, the distributor of Stupnitsky’s “Good Boys.”
The studio acquired the film rights to “No Hard Feelings” with the goal of releasing the finished product exclusively in theaters.
The exact cost of the project remains a mystery.
Alex Saks, Marc Provissiero, Naomi Odenkirk, Justine Polsky, and Lawrence worked together as producers on “No Hard Feelings.” Executive producer Phillips is in charge of the project.
Lawrence has a long list of projects coming up, and this one is the newest.
To celebrate the Christmas season, Netflix is releasing “Don’t Look Up,” an ensemble comedy from “The Big Short” director Adam McKay, following Lawrence’s break from acting after the release of “Dark Phoenix” in 2019.
Lawrence appears in the film with a slew of A-list actors, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Cate Blanchett, and many more.
Lawrence will next be seen in the Paolo Sorrentino-directed film “Mob Girl” and in the film “Bad Blood,” in which she will reprise her role as Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes.
LBI Entertainment and Hansen Jacobson are Lawrence’s agents. WME and Mosaic are both in charge of Stupnitsky’s career. UTA, Underground, and Schreck Rose are all involved in Phillips’ career.
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