"I Dream Too Much" - 2015 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive FestivalOne of Jennifer Lawrence's next films may have set its sights on an Oscar-nominated director.

According to Deadline, "Boyhood"'s Richard Linklater is the top choice to helm "The Rosie Project," in which Lawrence plays the titular object of the protagonist's affections. Linklater would replace previous "Rosie" helmers Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who left the flick after striking a deal to make the recently-announced Han Solo-centric "Star Wars" prequel.

"Rosie," based on the novel by Graeme Simsion, focuses on an eccentric genetics professor who creates a scientific survey to make up for his lack of social skills and find the perfect love match. He then meets Rosie (Lawrence), who doesn't meet any of his qualifications, but bewitches him nonetheless.

Fresh off the success of "Boyhood," Linklater has been busy lately, working on a comedy about baseball players that's been described as a spiritual successor to his early classic, "Dazed and Confused." That flick -- currently untitled, but previously called "That's What I'm Talking About" and "Everybody Wants Some" -- is due out on April 15, 2016.

Deadline's report cautions that there's no deal in place yet for Linklater and "Rosie," and discussions are in "early days." Stay tuned.

[via: Deadline]

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