We're a long way from Katniss.

The first trailer for "Silver Linings Playbook" has arrived, and it features Jennifer Lawrence as a dancer recovering from a mental illness. Based on the novel by Matthew Quick, the film follows a clinically depressed man (Bradley Cooper) who returns to his parents' (Robert De Niro and Jacki Weaver) home after a lengthy stint in a mental hospital. While trying to put his life back together (via running while wearing a trash bag?) he meets Tiffany (Lawrence), who also struggles with depression. Together, they partner up for a dance competition and help each other find happiness. (They're crazy -- in love!)

Lawrence was initially on a very long list of celebs vying for the role, which included Kirsten Dunst, Blake Lively and Effie Trinket Elizabeth Banks. The David O. Russel ("The Fighter") flick also stars Chris Tucker, which marks the actor's first non-"Rush Hour" film in 15 years (!).

You can take a look at the trailer above. "Silver Linings Playbook" hits theaters November 21.

[via Yahoo!]
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