Jennifer Lawrence to Star in Upcoming A24 Dark Comedy, ‘Why Don’t You Love Me?’

Jennifer Lawrence to Star in Upcoming A24 Dark Comedy, ‘Why Don’t You Love Me?’

Jennifer Lawrence has a busy year ahead of her. She will be starring in a film adaptation of Why Don’t You Love Me? being developed by A24, and has also been chosen for the leading role in The Wives, another movie by Apple Original Films and A24. That film is a murder mystery inspired by the Real Housewives saga.

Based on Paul B. Rainey’s 2023 graphic novel, Why Don’t You Love Me? has been described as a dark sci-fi comedy that explores the marital struggles of an unhappy couple dealing with depression, alcoholism, and other ills. When news broke about the project, a clearly enthused Rainey posted the following tweet: “Not a dream! Not a hoax! Not a mental breakdown! A24 has optioned the rights to Why Don’t You Love Me? with plans to develop my graphic novel for film! Jennifer Lawrence is set to star. …”

Robert Funke has been tapped to write the screenplay, but no director has yet been named. Funke is best known as the screenwriter for the series On Becoming a God in Central Florida. Lawrence, who established the Excellent Cadaver production company in 2018, is also listed as a producer of Why Don’t You Love Me? along with colleagues Justine Ciarrocchi, Ari Aster, Lars Knudsen, and Emily Hildner. She also produced the Apple documentary Bread & Roses, directed by Sahra Mani, about the plight of Afghani women living under the rule of the Taliban.

Over the years, the 33-year-old Lawrence has been nominated for four Academy Awards, winning an Oscar for best actress for Silver Linings Playbook in 2013. She won a Golden Globe nomination for appearing in No Hard Feelings, a sex-themed comedy for Sony. Lawrence also recently starred opposite Byron Tyree Henry in Causeway, another Apple film in which she portrayed a military veteran struggling to adjust to civilian life.

Lawrence’s films have been highly profitable, grossing more than $6 billion worldwide. She was the highest-paid film star in 2015 and 2016.

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