EXCLUSIVE: Sony Pictures is closing a deal for No Hard Sensations, an edgy comic lorry for Jennifer Lawrence that will be directed by Gene Stupnitsky. Sony dominated in stiff competition.
Unclear where the image elements into the dance card of Lawrence, who has several movies competing for her next slot. They include the Paolo Sorrentino-directed movie about the late Hollywood super agent Sue Mengers for Apple, and the Adam McKay-directed Bad Blood about Theranos and its questionable founder Elizabeth Holmes. She next stars with Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep and Jonah Hill in Dont Look Up, which Adam McKay directed and which opens Christmas Eve on Netflix.
Sony won the offer for a sizeable amount and its zeal to offer a theatrical release for the funny. Producers consist of Alex Saks, Marc Provissiero, Naomi Odenkirk, Lawrence and Justine Polsky. Phillips is an officer manufacturer.
Lawrence is repped by LBI Entertainment and Hansen Jacobsen; Stupnitsky is repped by WME, Mosaic and lawyer Jeff Frankel; Phillips is UTA, Undergrounds Steven Fisher and attorney Isaac Dunham.
Script was written by Stupnitsky, whose credits vary from The Office to Bad Teacher and Good Boys. This is an R-rated comedy very much in that spirit, a raucous comedy in the vein of Bad Teacher and Theres Something About Mary.