Jennifer Lawrence Circling Mysterious Darren Aronofsky Project

Jennifer Lawrence has been a busy woman, and with The Hunger Games taking its final bow this year, you'd think she'd have some more time to kick back and catch up with her DVR. It looks like she'll have to start choosing what shows she's watching carefully, as she's looking to reshuffle her calendar, all in the name of Darren Aronofsky's latest mystery picture.

Variety brought to light the fact that Lawrence is now in talks to star in Aronofsky's currently gestating film. True to the director's secretive nature, details of the project's plot are locked up at this moment in time. With Jennifer Lawrence looking into working with the director of Black Swan, it looks like a project on her still bustling slate needs to be dropped. Which means it's time to say goodbye to her role in The Rosie Project.

Reading the logline we previously reported for The Rosie Project may not have seemed like a problem when we picked up on it a couple of months ago, however that all changed after Lawrence's essay on gender imbalance. The moment Jennifer Lawrence put the industry on notice, was the moment the Richard Linklater project's story of a man trying to find his perfectly defined woman became something that didn't sound like a Jennifer Lawrence picture.

It's not that The Rosie Project sounds like a bad movie, it's just that its gender politics sounds more than a little out of sync with the actor's own tastes. With her time currently being spent on the Sci-Fi romance Passengers, Jennifer Lawrence looks like she's ready to make a break from the standard blockbuster fare that she's used to offering. This move to the mystery project Darren Aronofsky is offering to her is not only a good move for her career's future, it's cements her in the prestige picture wheelhouse she's been a part of ever since her debut in Winter's Bone.

Without any details to describe the new Darren Aronofsky project, we're willing to guess that whatever his next film entails, it's going to be something to talk about late into the evening. Considering that his most recent film was last year's Noah, we're willing to bet that the project is going to fall on the less outlandish side of the Aronofsky spectrum. Though there is one pitfall to take into account when getting into business with the man himself: he tends to drop projects at a moment's notice, and he's not afraid to do so. While Jennifer Lawrence's possible work with the weird and wonderful director could lead to a very successful partnership, and even another possible Oscar nomination, it's not a given until the cameras are rolling and the film is in the can.

In the meantime, you can next see Jennifer Lawrence in both The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part II, and David O. Russel's Joy, which are slated to clean up at the box office on November 20th and Christmas Day, respectively.

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